Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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When ice hockey debuted at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, few, if any, people anticipated that the sport would say hello and goodbye at the very same moment. But it did. Hockey was relatively new on the Israeli sports scene, and all the games were played at Israel’s only regulation-size rink in Metula, a town of 2,000 people near the border...
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Team Philadelphia struck gold, silver and bronze as 150 teen­agers from the region competed in this year's JCC Maccabi Games. The youths traveled to Memphis, Houston and Rockland, N.Y., to participate in a wide range of sporting events.
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Julia Cohen doesn't usually wear jewelry on the tennis court, but if she can find a Star of David necklace that feels comfortable enough, she says she'll wear it when she plays at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., later this month. Cohen, 23, a native of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood, will enter her first Grand Slam event as a wild...
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Jews are no strangers at baseball games, especially around here. But the fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on Aug. 7 gave members of the tribe an extra excuse to flaunt their pride. Before the game, martial artists, musicians and Israeli folk dancers invited passersby to join them just outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. Inside the...
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Miriam Shaviv Jewish Telegraphic Agency
London For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one. On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics. "From conversations across the community, the key thing people are engaged in around...
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