Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
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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Dribbling the soccer ball at a full sprint across the expanse of green turf, Zach Pfeffer treads so lightly and moves so quickly that the ball passes almost imperceptibly from one foot to the other. The 16-year-old makes the drill appear as effortless as breathing. Normally, such a display of skill and fitness would make the Upper Dublin High School...
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Construction magnate/former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman eyes Hollywood screen next
Fly, Eagles, fly ... But Jerry Wolman is flying standby these days since he lost his boarding pass decades ago, bumped from the current flight of fancy engulfing football and Philadelphia fans. The rags-to-riches-to-tzuris story of the man from Shenandoah, Pa., shunned by many of the men and women he helped make millions for on his own trans-global ride of...
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, JE Feature
The basketball practice is intense, as the women of the Israeli professional basketball team, Elitzur Ramle, listen to the play their coach is explaining in his accented English. He counts down the clock as they pass the ball skillfully, setting up the team for a three-point shot. "Three, two, one," he counts, and -- swoosh -- the ball goes through...
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Good sports all -- but then, what better way to describe the winners of the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games representing Team Philadelphia? From Baltimore to Denver, Philadelphians raced, held court, danced, and did what they do for love on the tennis court to acclaim and accolades, capturing scores of medals in the process. In Baltimore alone, Team Philadelphia dribbled their...
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