Monday, February 8, 2016 Shevat 29, 5776

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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
For siblings Josh and Tracy Bienenfeld, playing in the World Maccabiah Games will be a sort of reunion. The two haven't been around one another as teammates "since I was a freshman in high school and she was a senior, and we played on the same co-ed team," said Josh, age 21. The Huntingdon Valley natives will compete on the...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Craig Hoffman is headed back to Israel because of some unfinished business. The Berwyn resident served as head coach of the United States' rowing team at the 1997 World Maccabiah Games in Israel when tragedy struck. A pedestrian bridge over Tel Aviv's Yarkon River collapsed during the opening ceremonies, killing four Australian athletes. Though the games went on and the...
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David C. Friedman, Jewish Exponent Feature
At age 40, Dan Klein is an avid triathlete. Although his two boys, Ryan, 6, and Cole, 3, are still too young to begin training for such competitions, the Main Line chiropractor said that they are already expressing an interest in the sport. Scott Aaron, 30, believes that his love of fitness stems from his father's long-term love of keeping...
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A creative community with an inn in its thoughts
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's Friday night in Ojai, Calif., and in the Khilat HaAloneem Synagogue, just 90 minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles, the Jewish community of the Oaks is preparing for its weekly Shabbat service. The turnout is not great tonight for this 65-odd member community; apart from my husband and I, there are only six other shul-goers this evening. But...
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Martinique's croissant culture adds a little Carib spice to the mix
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George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
They're popping corks of French Bordeaux for a romantic dinner at Plein Soleil in the hills above Baie du Robert. And on a tiny street near the airport, women dressed in white smocks say, "Bonjour, monsieur," as they fill a bag with dainty pralines and tropical mints in a shop you'd joyously discover in Paris. Meanwhile, in the green valleys...
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