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Oshrat Eini – Israeli Star

March 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

In honor of International Women’s Day it’s time to look back at one of the features from last summer when The Sports Rabbi had a chance to sit down with Oshrat Eini! As I enter a brightly lit “Cafe Café” in Herzeliya, I find my mid afternoon guest, Oshrat Eini sitting by herself. I [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv BC – It’s been a rough year

March 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

It was a disgraceful display of professionalism. It was a disgraceful display of what is supposed to be the game of basketball. It was a disgraceful display of effort, or lack thereof from the Israel State Cup Champions. It was the ultimate disgrace to play the way the Yellow-and-Blue did against [Read More]

Against all odds, just go out and WIN!

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Minhelet is just not fair. No way, no how can Israel’s Football League body justify having second place Maccabi Tel Aviv play Saturday afternoon while league leaders Hapoel Beer Sheva play on Monday night when both have Israel State Cup matches on Wednesday night! What is the Minhelet [Read More]

Jerusalem of Youth!

February 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

On Thursday evening Hapoel “Bank Yahav” Jerusalem hosted a gala dinner and auction at Jerusalem’s Crowne Plaza hotel to support members of the youth teams who need help financially, socially and educationally. Hanoch Daum, author and comedian auctioned off valuable championship rings, balls [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv Fans: The team needs you!

February 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Can we say that Maccabi Tel Aviv redeemed their 2015-16 season with the Israel State Cup victory? Not quite, but in a year where almost everything went wrong at least the Yellow-and-Blue can celebrate a 43rd Cup win. After losing twice to Ashdod in league play, Maccabi finally exorcised the demons [Read More]

Beitar Jerusalem: Never a dull moment!

February 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Beitar Jerusalem. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you never quite know what you’re going to get. If you look at the club’s year in, year out performance it’s kind of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of situation. One year it’s battling for the title and the next it could be fighting to stay [Read More]

What the Derby means to me

February 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

With Maccabi Tel Aviv about to face Hapoel Tel Aviv in the “Big Derby” on Sunday night, I thought it was a good time to look back at some of the great Derby moments that I experienced growing up in North America. Growing up in Montreal, the closest thing we had to a Derby was when the [Read More]

Warriors: Maccabi Tel Aviv

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Warriors. That’s what we saw from the Maccabi Tel Aviv players on Thursday night at Rishon Le’Zion in a Round of 16 Israel State Cup clash. Peter Bosz’s side had to fight tooth and nail to get by the Leumit League side, but they accomplished what they had to in the knockout [Read More]

Coaching conundrum at Hapoel Tel Aviv

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Tel Aviv’s coaching circus is just that. A circus. With Eli Gutman installed as manager and Guy Levy as coach, it’s clear that this relationship was doomed before it ever began. Why would a professional want to have someone on top of him especially now with the reports that [Read More]
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