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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]

Holyland Hoops Episode 1

February 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Sports Rabbi Holyland Hoops Show with The Sports Rabbi, Alex Krasnow & Daniel Levine! The Sports Rabbi is joined by Alex Krasnow & Daniel Levine as the trio breaks down all of the Israeli basketball action from Gameday 16. Maccabi led by Jake Cohen dumped [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]

Tamir Goodman Basketball Camp – An Opportunity of a Lifetime

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tamir arrived at my house back in the winter of 1999. He arrived in the form of a Sports Illustrated article. Yes, Sports Illustrated the Sports Magazine of choice, in the February 1, 1999 issue. At the time I was a 24 year old accountant while Tamir was reaching for the highest of heights as a [Read More]

Israel Basketball Team Continues Along

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Basketball Team played in front of their home crowd for the first time and moved their exhibition record to 6-0 after defeating Great Britain 78-69 at the Drive Inn Arena in Tel Aviv. Israel will play another 2 games at home on Friday against Slovenia at Yad Eliyahu while on [Read More]

Israel Sports Schedule August 31-September 6!

August 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Below is a list of the sports taking place in Israel between August 31-September 6. For most games but not all, tickets can be bought through the Leaan Website. Please note that some games are on Shabbat. If you haven specific questions please email me sportsrabbi9@gmail.com Thursday Aug 31 15:45 [Read More]

Grant Greenberg, Record Setter

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Not only is Grant Greenberg the all-time men’s collegiate leading scorer in the state of Kansas with 3,330 total career points but he’s also a “Mentsch”. You would never know in a million years that the unassuming University of Saint Mary’s guard has broken record after record and picked [Read More]

Alec Kobre: “My goal is to play in Israel”

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alec Kobre is a sharp shooter who represented the United States on their Maccabiah Gold Medal winning team under the tutelage of coach Doug Gottlieb. The former Pacific guard spoke about his experiences in the Holy Land, “It has been great. It was my first time in Israel and it’s been great [Read More]
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