Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A project that started with the hopes of bringing Olympic women's softball to Israel has ended in disappointment. Organizers of the initiative -- called Ruach Shalom '08 -- hoped to form a team made up mostly of American-Jewish softball players who'd make aliyah, then play in Olympic qualifying games under the Israeli flag. Although the Israeli Softball Association held practices...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
STDD: Score, time, down, distance to the goal. That's Merrill Reese's philosophy when broadcasting a football game. After 29 years as the radio announcer for the Philadelphia Eagles, Reese still sticks to the basics. "A great broadcaster is not a great broadcaster on the strength of his touchdown calls or home run calls. That's all icing on the cake," said...
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Lower Moreland High School's Taylor Cohen won the PIAA Class AA singles tennis championship, not losing one set during competition.
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At the Mid-Atlantic Junior JCC Maccabi Games held June 3 in Wilmington, Del., the 10- to 12-year-old athletes from Philadelphia competed well, according to the JCCs of Greater Philadelphia. Local kids earned 46 swimming medals and four in tennis. The Bucks County region won gold medals in both boys and girls soccer, while the Bux-Mont JCC boys took home a...
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Local business executive Lee Evan Tabas and his son, Brad, participated in the Arava Institute and Hazon Israel Bike Ride. The 300-mile ride took cyclists from Jerusalem to Eilat over the course of eight days.
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