Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Player Nets Paralympics Gold JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli tennis player Noam Gershony won a gold medal in men’s singles at the London Paralympics Games. Gershony, a former Israeli Air Force pilot who was injured in a crash during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, defeated American David Wagner on Saturday to win Israel’s first gold medal at the Games and...
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When Steve Katz wanted to set up kosher concession stands a few years ago, he approached the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers. The only team interested was the one that plays Sundays. The stand opened before the 2011 season. Jewish fans, who before then did not have ko­sher food options inside Lincoln Financial Field, could now eat barbecued brisket and...
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When ice hockey debuted at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, few, if any, people anticipated that the sport would say hello and goodbye at the very same moment. But it did. Hockey was relatively new on the Israeli sports scene, and all the games were played at Israel’s only regulation-size rink in Metula, a town of 2,000 people near the border...
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The Anti-Defamation League filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements that will be heard this month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Last month, a lower court upheld the state’s controversial measure requiring voters to present a valid photo identification at the polls in order to cast a ballot. But the Supreme Court...
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With the rain soaked Labor Day weekend officially in the rearview mirror, Republicans and Democrats looking to woo Jewish voters have gone into overdrive -- with Philadelphia a primary target. In Charlotte, N.C., Jewish delegates to the Democratic National Convention attended a Jewish outreach strategy session that focused on seven states, including Pennsylvania. Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, a convention...
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