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  • Soul Cycle

    By Rabbi Lori Shapiro

    January 29, 2014 | 11:45 am

    White on White, the Soul Cycle storefront is the Apple Store of Fitness. It glows from within like the “Athletes” emerging from their classes. I call them “Athletes”, although I could have as easily called them “Rock Stars” or “Warriors” or “Leaders” because the walls as I enter...

  • Lance Armstrong and the disease of wild narcissism and ruthless ambition

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    January 24, 2013 | 11:43 am

    Lance Armstrong proved surprisingly poor at backpedaling. His stone-faced, reluctant regret made many who watched the interview wonder if this was an illness. Why did this man mow down associates, besmirch employees, lie, cheat and bully his way to the top of a sport he is now...

  • Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

    October 15, 2012 | 10:40 am

    A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

    Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an...

  • Gino Bartali, Italian cycling legend, saved Jews during WWII [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    June 18, 2012 | 11:07 am

    World renowned cyclist Gino Bartali, the subject of new book “Road To Valor,” saved Jews during World War II, according to HuffingtonPost.com.

    Gino Bartali is best known as a cycling legend who holds the record for the longest time span between victories at the Tour de France –...

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  • Black, Jewish cyclists ride together to Durban

    August 22, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Young black and Jewish cyclists from South Africa joined for a 400-mile journey to Durban as part of the Cycalive outreach program.

    The cyclists that left for Durban on Sunday for the 14th annual relay include 40 high school juniors from Johannesburg’s Torah Academy, students from...

  • Pedaling Through the Past

    By Gabe Levenson

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rob Paperno, whose paternal heritage goes back to Livorno, Italy, left the family restaurant business in Los Angeles seven years ago (remember the Oak Tree Deli in Encino?) to devote himself to the great passion of his life- a bicycling exploration of his Jewish heritage.

    Since then...

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