Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
Keeping the various Maccabi Games straight isn’t always easy. There are local, national and international versions.
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Herbert Weinberg, JE Feature
The Upcoming Maccabiah Games, the so-called Jewish Olympics, remind us that we Jews are more than artists and scientists; we are also fine athletes. Read on for a list of sporting achievements dating back to the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
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Jennie Shulkin’s grandparents purchased flights to watch her play tennis this summer at the Maccabiah Games in Israel before she even tried out for the U.S. team — and she considered herself a long shot.
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Lazarus “Larry” Zeidel, believed to be the only Jew ever to skate for the Philadelphia Flyers, had the chance Thursday night to catch his old squad in action.
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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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