Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

If only finding the perfect connection were as easy as Ryan Howard makes it look when he puts bat to ball or when Cliff Lee lets loose a change-up into the glove of Carlos Ruiz. The focus of this special issue of the Jewish Exponent is sports, but really it's about finding connections behind the plays: exploring the Jewish love...
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By:
Becks Kolins
Growing up in Ardmore, my family always taught me to be a "do gooder." I remember instances throughout my childhood of seeing injustices and trying to figure out a way to fight them. So when I learned that much of Appalachia was paying the true cost of the rest of the country's need for cheap electricity through something called mountaintop...
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By:
Robert Strauss
When I was a little boy, my parents gave me a book called The Jew in American Sports. It was filled with sagas about Hank Greenberg and Sid Luckman and some low-weight boxing champs -- big names, but from an era even before my youth. I was part of that generation where our parents would point out significant Jews everywhere...
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Readers extoll the effects dreamers have on the world and also tout the benefits of being a "Ramah-nik."
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They say it takes a village and, in the case of the JCC Maccabi Games set to launch here on Sunday, we can see that, at the very least, it takes a generous -- and organized -- community. As detailed in this week's cover story, the logistics required to put these games together are mind-boggling. Kudos go to Beth Segal,...
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