Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When 32-year-old Deena Kastor lined up among the sea of runners outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she felt that her body was in record-breaking condition. "It was my plan going into the race," said the runner, whose race time of one hour, seven minutes and 53 seconds in the Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run set a new American...
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David Pine seemed barely able to stay awake, at times resting his eyes or laying his head on his parents' kitchen table while his mother kept urging him to wake up. But his utter exhaustion can be forgiven; it's been a whirlwind summer for the 12-year-old from Newtown. After all, his Council Rock-Newtown baseball squad just returned on Aug. 25...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Bernstein brothers - Howard, Mark, Neil and Larry -grew up in a "nurturing Jewish home" in Northeast Philadelphia where Israel was a "focal point." In fact, an $18 check was written to every Jewish organization that asked, and playing sports and being competitive was a way of life, according to Howard Bernstein. Since 2002, he and his brother, Mark,...
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Sarah Martinez-Helfman's office in the Novacare Complex overlooks the expanse of green field where the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for the upcoming season. Her room is also cluttered with autographed team memorabilia. Nonetheless, she doesn't want to talk football. During a conversation about her position as executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership and its work with underprivileged kids, the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a light rain falling on an empty Lincoln Financial Field, Jonathan Cramer-Cohen - microphone in hand - stood in front of a TV camera, reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles' first preseason game, a 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had the poise of a professional: speaking clearly, enunciating each word, and offering detailed and accurate comments on the...
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