Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Playing in her first game as a member of the University of Pennsylvania's women's soccer team, Tracy Bienenfeld had to be happy to see women -- and not men -- competing against her. For the previous four years, she was the only female on Lower Moreland High School's boys team, a daunting task for a girl who measured in at...
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<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">At 5 feet 3 inches tall, Sara Schiffman almost never overpowered her opponents on the tennis court. Nor did she have the fastest serve or the biggest groundstrokes, but the former University of Pennsylvania standout often called upon her mental toughness, fitness and just plain persistence to overcome -- or at least push to the limits -- opponents with...
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Inside a South Philadelphia shooting range, a man rattles off round after round of ammunition using a high-powered 357 magnum. Just a few lanes away, Sloane Milstein -- equipped with ear muffs and eye protection -- methodically positions her feet, loads a small pellet into an air pistol, then slowly raises her gun straight ahead. With seemingly endless, piercing shots...
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What do American triathlete Sarah Shulman, Australian soccer player Tal Karp and Ukrainian runner Zhanna Pintusevich-Block have in common? Not only do all three excel in their respective sports, but they're all Jewish. With the start of the new year comes the second-ever Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's 15-month calendar, "Jewish + Female = Athlete." It features information and photographs of 18 of...
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Princeton University graduate Scott Greenman loves everything about the game of basketball, not just the high-flying highlights seen on ESPN, but all of the little, unglamorous aspects of the sport that have increasingly become a lost art. He has a deep appreciation for the mental chess match between coaches, the importance of moving effectively without the ball, and even relishes...
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