Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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With the dedication of a historical marker in Philadelphia, the Jewish professional basketball team known as the SPHAS finds its official place in history.
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The Jewish honorary consul of South Korea in Philadelphia thinks that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is full of bluster.
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Larry Needle writes in his children’s historical fiction book, Homecourt: The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of , about the SPHAS, a Jewish team that put basketball on the map in Philly.
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When Benny “The Bull” Sinakin, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound teen­age boxer, steps into the ring, he wears gold trunks with a Star of David on the left leg, following in the tradition of renowned Jewish fighter Max Baer.
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Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel
On Monday, Patriots’ Day, the day that commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord that launched the American revolution, two explosions tore through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Mara­thon just a few miles east of those famous battlefields.
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