Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
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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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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Philadelphia may be a sports town, but for more than two decades, the city's teams just couldn't seem to close the deal at the championship level. That was then; this is now. Starting with the Phillies' back-to-back trips to the World Series -- and now the Flyers heading to Chicago to start the Stanley Cup Finals -- it's clear that...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
If you spent this past Sunday gearing up for the Flyers' 6-0 rout of the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, then you were focused on perhaps the weekend's second most competitive athletic competition. The top slot? The honor goes to a much younger bunch -- more than 500 strong -- between the ages of 10 and 12, all of...
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By receiving the approval of the Lower Merion Township Zoning Board, Stern Hebrew High School has cleared perhaps the last major hurdle in its effort to relocate from its current facility in Northeast Philadelphia to a 4-acre campus on the Main Line. If all goes according to plan, the institution will take over the building formerly occupied by Akiba Hebrew...
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