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Israel’s Mr. Basketball is also Mr. Goodwill

by Jacob Kamaras / JointMedia News Service

December 26, 2011 | 12:19 pm

Tal Brody meets with students during a recent visit to the Meyer Jewish Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo from Consulate General of Israel to Florida & Puerto Rico.

Selected 12th overall in the 1965 National Basketball Association draft, Tal Brody passed on the American Dream so he could help... read full article

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    On a chilly Monday morning in late November, the sunlit patio outside Kip’s Toyland in the original Farmers Market was awash in anticipation. Reporters...

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    December 21, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Aimee was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., but went to college in upstate New York to get as far away from the South as possible. “Memphis was kind of...

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    December 14, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Lisa describes herself as looking like Shirley Temple, “But I’m spicy — not vanilla.” She’s originally from New York, then moved to San...

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    In August, in the heat of the summer, a Boston-area mother of three began to worry about how she would pay for Chanukah gifts. Across the country in San...

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    Jason lives in the same building as I do and shares an apartment with two friends from high school. During our interview him for this profile, one of the...

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