Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

Jared Shelly

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At the end of a long day of working through tennis drills and playing matches against the nationally ranked competition while training at the U.S. Tennis Association's Crandon Park facility in Florida, 12-year-old Madison Cohen sometimes finds herself staring eye-to-eye with a bathtub filled with water and ice. "It's like torture," said Cohen, who immerses herself in freezing water for...
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At just 10 years old, Jacob Greenfield has developed a strong interest in computers -- building Web pages, editing movies and playing intricate games on his laptop. His increased online usage, however, worries his mother, Leslie Greenfield, who's read horror stories in the news about sexual predators using the Internet to lure young victims. "The thing that worries me the...
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In 1935, a little-known German boxer by the name of Eric Seelig shocked the American boxing world by knocking out Mickey Walker, a great middleweight champion of the 1920s. The road to an American arena full of fans applauding for a victorious Seelig -- who routinely wore shorts with a Star of David stitched on the left leg -- had...
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Temple Israel of the Poconos held its first-ever Israeli fair on Sunday, welcoming close to 500 people to the conservative shul in Stroudsburg, Pa. Among other attractions, the day featured vendors selling Israeli food, clothing and art, in addition to Israeli singer Yoel Sharabi performing on the synagogue stage. The synagogue's rabbi, Mel Glazer, noted that Monroe County has seen...
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For some Jews, becoming an activist for the State of Israel can prove invigorating and promote better understanding of Zionism. Yet when the dust settles and the fight is over, can a Jew find normalcy after taking such a plunge, or will they find it difficult to deal with negative feedback? Three such students - Ayal Feinberg, 18; Josh Stulman,...
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