Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
Outside Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, a sign roots for the home team, as it prepares to take on Tampa Bay in the World Series. Photo by Joanna Lightner
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Aaron Passman, JE Featiure
After a recent incident between Lower Merion and Strath Haven high schools -- in which students engaged in anti-Semitic trash-talking on Facebook prior to a soccer match between the two -- both schools have moved to quell the furor, as well as educate students about the incident. Strath Haven principal MaryJo Yannacone said her school was tackling the issue on...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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Philadelphia sent 108 athletes to the recent JCC Maccabi Games held in Detroit's Palace at Auburn Hills, the home of the NBA Pistons. The competition featured swimming, soccer, base-ball, softball, golf, bowling, basketball, dance, in-line hockey, table tennis, volleyball, track-and-field and table tennis.
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Jared Shelly
Tom Kleinman couldn't help himself. After just a year of hosting the women's professional softball team -- the Philadelphia Force -- at his quaint ballpark in Allentown, Pa., the team was ready to fold. Owner Bill Thompson was facing health problems and needed to sell the team to keep it afloat. Kleinman -- who has worn hats as diverse as...
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