Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Tammuz 11, 5774
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Standing with his arms crossed, Zion Bakshi gazed at a collage of photos and clippings harkening back to his life as a wrestling champion. Back then, more than 50 years ago, wrestling in Israel didn't pay the bills, so he traded in his beloved sport to study engineering in Philadelphia. But the 75-year-old Center City resident still mulls over his...
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As the girls' lacrosse team from the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy competed for a league championship last week, the players on the field looked like a well-seasoned group of athletes putting on a scrappy performance that nearly won them the title. In reality, this group, like the school's program, was completing only its second season. Three years ago, many...
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Slipping, sliding and even scoring, more than 90 teenagers braved rain and a soggy field to play soccer the way so many less fortunate people do -- without shoes. In its third year, the Lose the Shoes three-on-three tournament at Cheltenham High School benefits Grassroots Soccer, an organization dedicated to using the sport to mobilize against the spread of HIV/AIDS...
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Jared Shelly
Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody has lots to say these days. But less than a year into his duties as the Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, he isn't just touting the Jewish state to Jews. Widely considered one of the best Jewish athletes of all time, Brody spoke to a wide variety of audiences in Philadelphia and New York last week,...
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REFLECTIONS
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By Holly Nelson
On a cloudy afternoon, in a dusty field 90 miles south of Key West, using makeshift bases, wooden bats and imported gloves, a group of children bridged the gap between cultures as they ran, hit and fielded balls together. This was baseball at its best. And there were smiles, high fives and home runs all around. On this day in...
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