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“I just want to win” – Angelo Caloiaro Maccabi Tel Aviv

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv takes to the court tonight to begin their 2018/19 Euroleague campaign in Athens, Greece against Panathinaikos. One of the newcomers to the Yellow & Blue is Angelo Caloiaro who joined the club after playing the last season with Banvit from Turkey. The University of San [Read More]

Dušan Šakota – The Interview of a Lifetime

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just as Hapoel Jerusalem gets ready to play their first Champions League game against AEK Athens, today Wednesday at 19:30 Israel time, The Sports Rabbi sits down with their Captain Dušan Šakota, one of Greece’s basketball greats in an intimate discussion about leaving Yugoslavia as a child [Read More]

Sukkot Sports in Israel!

September 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) If you’re visiting Israel or if you live here you don’t want to miss out on The Sports Rabbi’s latest piece in The Jerusalem Post – “The ABC’s of Israel’s Sports Scene over the Holiday Season” that gives you a rundown of all of the sports action in [Read More]

Linoy Ashram – Star on the Rise

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) There’s not question that one of Israel’s premier athletes on the rise is rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram and The Sports Rabbi’s Friday Jerusalem Post piece is all about the starlet. Ashram has won a plethora of medals over the past year and picked up a silver and bronze just [Read More]

I’m not missing Messi & neither should you

June 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

We have plenty of amazing athletes in Israel. We really do. There are many role models whether they play soccer, basketball, judo or handball and it’s time that we begin to appreciate them a little bit more. Against all odds, Israelis have reached the highest of heights in many different sports [Read More]

Tomer Levinson – Israel’s NBA Future

April 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

With Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day being celebrated around the country and across the globe this week, the festivities will be extra special as the nation marks 70 years since its founding. Instead of looking at Israel’s glorious past, The Sports Rabbi will look ahead to its enticing [Read More]

Alley-Opp to Aliyah – An amazing Israel phenomenon

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Sports Rabbi recently sat down with the author of a brand new book Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land, David Goldstein and discussed an amazing phenomenon that has transcended Israeli basketball over the past 40 years. There have been many African American [Read More]

Liron Cohen Israel Basketball’s Past, Present & Future!

January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Arguably one Israel’s greatest women’s basketball player is Liron Cohen. Playing in 9 countries, winning multiple titles and championships while featuring on the Israel National Women’s Basketball Team, Cohen will go down in the annals of history as one of the best ever. Who is [Read More]
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