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CBF Israel Show August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Cheeky Backheel Podcast from August 14, 2015 Roy Jankelowitz, reporter for Israel Sport and the man behind the fantastic Facebook Page HaShishit B’Europa along with Raphael Gellar of the BBC joined me The Sports Rabbi Josh Halickman on the Cheeky Backheel [Read More]

The Pulpit – Maccabi has done it!

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

YES! Maccabi has done it! Against all odds and much criticism, they’ve advanced to the Champions League playoffs and will face European arch-nemesis Basel in just a week. With hard work, lots of effort and playing as a team, the Yellow-and-Blue were able to pull off the upset victory away [Read More]

Maccabi Defeats Plzen 2:0 & heads into Champions League Playoffs!

August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Viktoria Plzen 0:2 in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying matches as they advance to the Champions League Playoffs! The Yellow-and-Blue will play in Europe this year regardless of the results in the Playoff round as they automatically qualify [Read More]

The Pulpit – Going Away with Maccabi Tel Aviv

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to accompany a professional sports franchise to an away match? A few weeks ago I travelled with Maccabi Tel Aviv to Malta for their UEFA Champions League 2nd round qualifying match and I had an absolute blast! It was an amazing experience even though the [Read More]

Maccabi falls to Plzen 1:2 in 1st leg

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv hosted the Czech Republic champions Viktoria Plzen at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv for the 1st leg of the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying matches. As Maccabi continues to advance in Europe the competition gets tougher and that’s exactly what we saw this [Read More]

Hapoel Beer Sheva & Beitar Jerusalem crashed out of Europe

July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Both Hapoel Beer Sheva crashed out of Europe on Thursday night succumbing to FC Thun of Switzerland falling away 2:1 on a brace by Nelson Ferreira after drawing 1:1 in the first leg at Teddy Stadium. Beer Sheva took a shock lead on a 6th minute long shot by John Ogu, however, defender Shir Tzedek [Read More]

The Pulpit – Closing the Gap! Israel U19 Women & Maccabi Tel Aviv

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a long and rough 24-hours for The Sports Rabbi between last Tuesday and Wednesday night. However sometimes those are the moments in time when we get to see what one is made of and how the gap has closed between nations. On Tuesday night I witnessed a disappointing 2:1 Maccabi Tel Aviv loss [Read More]

Friday Feature – Sadly an unforgettable evening in Belgium

July 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

This evening will go into UEFA’s history books. Normally, I would have been at the Belgian SuperCup Final tonight between Champions AA Gent with Israeli Rami Gershon, taking on Cup winners Club Bruges featuring Lior Refaelov. But instead I was drawn to see Beitar Jerusalem and I didn’t [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv falls to Hibernians FC in Malta 2:1

July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv began their European quest with a disappointing 2:1 loss to Hibernians FC in Malta. Next Tuesday at Bloomfield Stadium, Maccabi will look to turn around the two-legged tie in front of their home supporters. Head Coach Slavisa Jokanovic started his first match in charge of the club [Read More]
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