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Blackburn — minus leg — inspires at Maccabiah

Blackburn — minus leg — inspires at Maccabiah

RAMAT GAN, Israel — Dave Blackburn beamed triumphantly, surrounded by a crowd of American athletes and cheering spectators. It was like old times, the great pitcher basking in applause.

But Blackburn wasn’t being ushered off the field with a championship trophy in hand as he was after leading the US softball team to gold medals in four earlier Maccabiah Games.

Instead, Blackburn maneuvered his wheelchair down an aisle to the front of a reception hall last month after being named one of 10 athletes to carry the US contingent’s banner onto the field for the opening ceremony of the games.

The selection may have constituted Blackburn’s ultimate athletic triumph — part acknowledgment of the outsized contribution he has made to the quadrennial Jewish athletic competition, part gratitude for surviving a gruesome car accident in 2010 that took part of his right leg, broke 27 bones, put him in a coma for two months and ended his softball career.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:52 )

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Mass Bar Mitzvah ceremony proves Maccabiah is about more than sports

Mass Bar Mitzvah ceremony proves Maccabiah is about more than sportsNEVE ILAN, Israel — Luke Rosener removed his orange T-shirt, changed into a white dress shirt and alighted from a chartered bus. The garb was a far cry from the uniform Rosener will wear while playing for the US volleyball team at the Maccabiah Games, the 78-nation sports competition that began last week in Israel. The attire was more befitting a religious ceremony — in this case, his Bar Mitzvah. Rosener, 22, of Cupertino, Calif., had never had a Bar Mitzvah, owing to his family’s fina...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:43 )

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Extreme Kosher couponing: About the money — and the mitzvah

Extreme Kosher couponing: About the money — and the mitzvah SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Anita Batt’s weekly grocery shopping goes something like this: First, she checks several online coupon blogs, which offer guidance about the best sales and coupon combinations in stores such as CVS, Kroger and Target. Next, Batt prints the several dozen coupons she will use and places them in her organizer sorted by store. Then she visits about six stores, sometimes performing multiple transactions at the same location to maximize savings. Her purchases are stored in ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:47 )

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Canadiens coach hoping to add Maccabiah gold to Stanley Cup, victory over illiteracy

Canadiens coach hoping to add Maccabiah gold to Stanley Cup, victory over illiteracy JERUSALEM — Of all the compelling stories of athletic achievement and challenges overcome that could be told by the 9,000 participants gathering in Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games, it might be hard to find one to top Jacques Demers. He’s a coaching legend, having led the Montreal Canadiens to the National Hockey League championship in 1993. He’s also a member of the Canadian Parliament. And until about a decade ago, he would have been unable to read the words in this article. Deme...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:44 )

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How a man named Macabi helps bring 21 new countries to the Maccabiah Games

How a man named Macabi helps bring 21 new countries to the Maccabiah GamesBALTIMORE — The first arrows Roxana and Rafael Gonzalez launch at the upcoming 19th Maccabiah Games will take flight from their fingertips, but also from Jeffrey Sudikoff’s imagination. Roxana, 25, and Rafael, 24, are part of the first Cuban delegation to participate in the Maccabiah, a quadrennial sports competition that dates back to 1932. The siblings arrived July 3 in Israel from their native Cienfuegos to continue their archery training in advance of the games, which open July 18. The...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:44 )

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