Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With 100-degree Houston heat bearing down on a sweltering soccer field, the Philadelphia girls 16-and-under squad were fighting hard to win a chance to play for the gold. With under one minute to go, they trailed a team from the Washington, D.C., area 2-1, and it appeared that their time in the JCC Maccabi Games last month was close to...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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With hardly a cloud in the bright blue sky, sunlight filled yet another gorgeous day in Irvine, Calif. Usually, visitors to this near-perfect spot take a walk on the beach or a dip in the pool, reveling in any and all of the natural beauty that can be soaked in. However, on Aug. 16, a considerable crowd of people from...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
> As the huddle broke and she walked back toward the line of scrimmage, wide receiver Jessica Sagoskin knew in her head that the quarterback was going to throw the ball to her. All she needed to do was catch it. The way ahead was clear to her: Make the grab, and the underdog Israeli flag-football team would force overtime...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After winning four gold medals in the last nine years against nationwide competition, the Philadelphia-area boys basketball team has proven to be a top contender at the JCC Maccabi Games. But how do the current players stack up against medal winners from the past? Find out at the 13th Annual JCC Maccabi Games Alumni Basketball Game at the JCC Klein...
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