Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After winning four gold medals in the last nine years against nationwide competition, the Philadelphia-area boys basketball team has proven to be a top contender at the JCC Maccabi Games. But how do the current players stack up against medal winners from the past? Find out at the 13th Annual JCC Maccabi Games Alumni Basketball Game at the JCC Klein...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
> As the huddle broke and she walked back toward the line of scrimmage, wide receiver Jessica Sagoskin knew in her head that the quarterback was going to throw the ball to her. All she needed to do was catch it. The way ahead was clear to her: Make the grab, and the underdog Israeli flag-football team would force overtime...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Adam Alper's body hurt. His muscles burned, his joints ached, and the thought of quitting kept drifting through his mind, he recalled. He'd been at it for more than nine hours, starting with a 2.4-mile swim that seemed like it took place ages ago. Then there was a 112-mile bike ride that tested the limits of his thigh muscles. And...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
If it is said of people that they exercise "religiously," it usually means that they apply a level of fervor to their workouts common to devout believers. In Yaffa Bruckner's "Klee" class, however, the phrase takes on a much more literal translation: It involves an actual combination of physical movements and spirituality. In the women-only class, held Wednesday evenings at...
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Jino Nakhle, all of 12, recalls the moment with astonishing clarity. Just seven years ago, his father, then a soldier with the South Lebanese Army, broke the news to the family that they had to leave their home immediately -- and forever. It was a simple question of survival. Back in June 2000, Israeli premier Ehud Barak gave the order...
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