Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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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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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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