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BY JTA Wire Service
July 19, 2013

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes. Thursday night’s ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem featured pyrotechnics and performances with hundreds of dancers and popular Israeli singers, as well as electric violinist Miri Ben-Ari. CONTINUE »

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Walk/run to benefit Hadassah cancer prevention program
BY David Snyder
July 18, 2013

The prospect of getting a crowd of teenagers to pipe down and focus can be a challenging task. However, when Jill Mull addresses dozens of 11th- and 12th-grade girls, she says it’s quiet enough to hear a pin drop. Mull is one of several breast cancer survivors who volunteer to speakin front of female high CONTINUE »

BY David Snyder
July 18, 2013

Nice to see you, Brian Roberts. It’s been awhile … again. Signed to a four-year, $40 million contract through 2013, Roberts has been a constant source of frustration and skepticism for Orioles fans over the last few seasons. It’s not because he hasn’t played well — it’s because he hasn’t played … period. Injuries have CONTINUE »

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BY David Snyder
July 7, 2013

For the second time in just seven months, the Orioles have tapped into Major League Baseball’s Jewish market. On Tuesday, July 2, the Orioles bolstered their starting rotation by acquiring pitcher Scott Feldman — one of 11 Jewish players currently on a major league roster — in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Baltimore parted CONTINUE »

Danny Valencia says that even though he doesn’t have a starting role with the 
Orioles, he wants to 
contribute in any way he can. (Todd Olszewski)
Jewish Oriole Valencia embraces bench role, religious uniqueness
BY David Snyder
June 20, 2013

Orioles reserve outfielder Steve Pearce calls it the toughest job in sports. Yet, in a game against the Detroit Tigers earlier this month, fellow reserve Danny Valencia made it look easy. The job: serve as a bench player on a major league roster. The mission: find a way to rise to the occasion whenever your CONTINUE »