Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Taking a casual glance at the crowd gathered at the Wachovia Center during the Philadelphia 76ers game on Jan. 13, it was clear that the fans hadn't come together just to witness another matchup with division rivals, the New York Knicks. A group of guys with beards and yarmulkes were cheering on the home team. A group of girls were...
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Jon Marks, JE Feature
Omri Casspi knew it was time to put the "agony of defeat" aside and head out to meet his adoring public. Even though it was Erev Shabbat, a large contingent inside the Wachovia Center had stayed behind after his Sacramento Kings lost to the 76ers on Jan. 15. Once he left the Kings locker room and headed up the tunnel,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even taking a casual glance at the crowd gathered at the Wachovia Center during the Philadelphia 76ers game Wednesday night, it was clear the fans hadn't come together just to witness another matchup with division rivals, the New York Knicks. A group of guys with beards and yarmulkes were cheering on the home team. A group of girls wore white...
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School officials reacted swiftly after a handful of student spectators uttered anti-Semitic chants during a basketball game last week between Lower Merion and Upper Darby high schools. During the closing moments of a Dec. 15 game held at Upper Darby -- a contest Lower Merion won handily -- several parents said that they heard spectators chant, "Warm up the Ovens"...
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A faculty strike that shut down the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr this week is threatening to turn into a protracted and bitter standoff. On Monday morning -- the first day teachers took to the picket line instead of the classroom -- faculty members said they would rather be teaching than at the edge of the school's...
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