Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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Jon Marks, JE Feature
Omri Casspi knew it was time to put the "agony of defeat" aside and head out to meet his adoring public. Even though it was Erev Shabbat, a large contingent inside the Wachovia Center had stayed behind after his Sacramento Kings lost to the 76ers on Jan. 15. Once he left the Kings locker room and headed up the tunnel,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even taking a casual glance at the crowd gathered at the Wachovia Center during the Philadelphia 76ers game Wednesday night, it was clear the fans hadn't come together just to witness another matchup with division rivals, the New York Knicks. A group of guys with beards and yarmulkes were cheering on the home team. A group of girls wore white...
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School officials reacted swiftly after a handful of student spectators uttered anti-Semitic chants during a basketball game last week between Lower Merion and Upper Darby high schools. During the closing moments of a Dec. 15 game held at Upper Darby -- a contest Lower Merion won handily -- several parents said that they heard spectators chant, "Warm up the Ovens"...
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A faculty strike that shut down the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr this week is threatening to turn into a protracted and bitter standoff. On Monday morning -- the first day teachers took to the picket line instead of the classroom -- faculty members said they would rather be teaching than at the edge of the school's...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Phillies fever has spread to the younger set across the Philadelphia region. Preschoolers at the Kaiserman JCC are spending gym class forming a human "P" while across town at Beth Sholom Congregation, the young tots are using their artistic skills to cheer on their home team as it goes head to head with the New York Yankees in the World...
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