Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

Jared Shelly

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With hardly a cloud in the bright blue sky, sunlight filled yet another gorgeous day in Irvine, Calif. Usually, visitors to this near-perfect spot take a walk on the beach or a dip in the pool, reveling in any and all of the natural beauty that can be soaked in. However, on Aug. 16, a considerable crowd of people from...
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Maybe it's the royal-blue jersey with white lettering. Or maybe it's the site of a tall, Jewish, left-handed pitcher wearing a cap displaying a finely etched "B," throwing with speed and movement that has made people say that Jesse Steinberg, 17, slightly resembles Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Kofax. A 6-foot-1-inch senior at Bodine High School for International Affairs in Northern...
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While many freshman softball players have to sit on the bench for a year or two before earning a spot on most high school rosters, 15-year-old Natalie Klotz has managed to bypass the entire process, and has quickly emerged as a leader at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill. The squad's only freshman, she has pitched virtually every inning of...
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For Akiba Hebrew Academy, the donations keep piling up. On the heels of a $5 million gift from the Barrack Foundation -- the largest in the school's history -- the institution in Merion Station just received an anonymous donation to help create scholarships for qualified children whose parents work in the Jewish community. The new scholarships will benefit children of...
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A sign for Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid in Broomall recently touted more than just an advertisement for the shul: It was defaced with a swastika. Situated at the corner of Sproul and Paxon Hallow roads, the metal sign pointed in the direction of the shul about a quarter mile away. According to Marple Township police, the sign was defaced five...
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