Foul Shots

Lots of practice in the neighborhood park paid off for a player initially rejected from the team.

Line up with the basket. That was the first thing I told myself every time I shot foul shots. I placed my right foot in line with the hoop, represented by a silver screw embedded in the gym floor. My shoes squeaked as I moved my feet around until I was fully comfortable. The floor was so shiny from the reflection of the bright lights that my eyes hurt.


The recession has forced the end of tennis in the yeshiva league.

For students in yeshiva, the recession in the past only applied to politicians, parents or maybe even the home. This year, however, students have begun to feel the effects of the recession in their own Jewish high schools.