Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Larry Cohan and Joel Schneier may not look like pioneers. After all, they are, respectively, a 52-year-old law partner and a 46-year-old tax accountant. But as practitioners and instructors of yoga, they count among a small contingent of men who've made an entree into this female-dominated form of exercise. Schneier, for example, characterized his classes -- he teaches at various...
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The weather cooperated for the second annual "Oy Vey 5K," held last month by Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen: It was a bit overcast, not too hot and not too dry. About 250 runners and walkers participated in this benefit for two charities: Jacob's Ladder, a program run by Jewish Family and Children's Service, and the Interfaith Housing Alliance...
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A base runner from the Modi'in Miracle dives safely into the bag as part of his team's 9-1 victory over Petach Tikvah Pioneers in the Israel Baseball League's first-ever opening-day game at the Sportek baseball field in Petach Tikvah near Tel Aviv on June 24. Netanya Tigers outfielder Josh Doane (left) from California signs a baseball during opening-day ceremonies.
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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Like many women who grew up in the 1980s, Emily Friedman never imagined playing professional sports, mostly because the pro leagues for females were few and far between. She's 23 years old now, and these days, pro options for women have surged, so the college softball standout played her way onto the Philadelphia Force -- an affiliate of National Pro...
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