Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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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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During a youth basketball championship played on the Philadelphia 76ers home court at the Wachovia Center, many team members were in awe of stepping out onto an actual NBA surface. But 16-year-old Chase Freezman was inspired for a different reason: It made him think of his father. "He brought me to Sixers games when I was younger. We always had...
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t's rare that a 15-year-old freshman gets to take the reins of a prominent high school basketball team, but that's exactly what happened to Jesse Krasna at Pennsbury High School this season. With two guards nursing injuries, the muscular, 5-foot-11-incher was named starting point guard during the season's opener -- and given the task of controlling the offense on the...
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