Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Adam Alper's body hurt. His muscles burned, his joints ached, and the thought of quitting kept drifting through his mind, he recalled. He'd been at it for more than nine hours, starting with a 2.4-mile swim that seemed like it took place ages ago. Then there was a 112-mile bike ride that tested the limits of his thigh muscles. And...
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