Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Maybe it's the royal-blue jersey with white lettering. Or maybe it's the site of a tall, Jewish, left-handed pitcher wearing a cap displaying a finely etched "B," throwing with speed and movement that has made people say that Jesse Steinberg, 17, slightly resembles Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Kofax. A 6-foot-1-inch senior at Bodine High School for International Affairs in Northern...
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While many freshman softball players have to sit on the bench for a year or two before earning a spot on most high school rosters, 15-year-old Natalie Klotz has managed to bypass the entire process, and has quickly emerged as a leader at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill. The squad's only freshman, she has pitched virtually every inning of...
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When Max Silberman was growing up in the 1950s, the baseball-loving kid from Wynnewood cited his favorite ball player as little-utilized Philadelphia Athletics first-baseman Lou Limmer, rather than more popular guys like home-run hitter Gus Zernial, Most Valuable Player Bobby Shantz or player-manager Eddie Joust. "To all the kids from Har Zion, Lou Limmer was a big hero," said Silberman,...
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University of Pennsylvania physics professor Howard Brody -- now retired -- spent the bulk of his career examining the behavior of quarks and electrons through the use of advanced particle accelerators, delving into the laws that govern energy and matter, and even the universe itself, at the most minute, elemental level. Then, nearly 30 years ago, he found another "love"...
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In the early years of the 20th century, American Jews had an ambivalent relationship with sports. The stereotype had it that Jewish mothers did everything in their power to keep their precious sons from playing football or stepping into a boxing ring. And yet, in time, there were many great Jewish athletes -- and as fans, Jews proved themselves to...
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