Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When Igamal Ayali lined up at forward during a recent basketball game in Philadelphia, the 17-year-old Israeli concentrated on shooting with perfect form. He thought about muscling his way into a better position for rebounds. He focused on different ways to defend his opponent. But perhaps the last thing on his mind was his small village near Nahariya. He and...
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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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