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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]

Travis Warech: “The No-Brainer of the Year”

July 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

“I can’t fathom Travis not playing in the first division in Israel,” Doug Gottlieb, current USA Maccabiah coach, Fox Sports Radio host and former college standout point guard said about Travis Warech. “He brings to the table all of the attributes of a veteran to play here and he is so [Read More]

Final 4 Bonus! What is “Willy Stuff”?

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was looking back at an article written by one of the great sports writers of our generation John Feinstein a hen he interviewed Willy Workman after Amherst captured the NCAA Division III title back in 2013. One of his teammates David Hixson spoke about “Willy Stuff” and I asked him [Read More]

John DiBartolomeo – Taking one step at a time

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

John DiBartolomeo has been shooting lights out over the past two seasons with Maccabi Haifa in the beautiful city on the Carmel Mountain. Ever since landing in Israel after a couple of seasons in Spain, the Westport Connecticut guard has come to love the city and country he is in. “I love [Read More]

Chanan Colman – Denmark’s man on Israel’s hardwood

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

As the Israel Basketball League Playoffs continue on, one of the most surprising teams of course is Hapoel Eilat who finished the regular season in second place. One of the key players on the team is Chanan Colman. Sounds like an interesting name. His first name Chanan is very Israeli, his last on [Read More]

The Next Chapter: Maccabi Tel Aviv takes a 1-0 series lead

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv blew away Bnei Herzliya 87-73 in Game One of their best of 5 Quarterfinals series thanks to a monster shooting performance by Andrew Goudelock scoring 21 points while high energy play from Joe Alexander who finished the night with 11 points helped the Yellow & Blue to the win. [Read More]

Arik Nissim, From Rishon to Eilat via Europe

May 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Afik Nissim is a star and has been for many years, not only in Israel but across Europe. He is a workmanlike point guard who now plies his trade down south in the vacation resort city of Eilat. Yes Eilat. You didn’t think there were a lot of sports going on there did you? But yes there is. Oded [Read More]

Return to Relevance: Maccabi Tel Aviv BC

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

A couple of months ago I said that Maccabi had to make a move in order to return to relevance and finally after what seemed to be an eternity they did just that. Ainars Bagatskis out, Arik Shivek in. The former Israel National Team coach becomes the 5th Yellow & Blue boss of the season, yes, [Read More]

Alex Rosenberg’s Excellent Israeli Adventure

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, The Sports Rabbi has a special insightful interview with Alex Rosenberg a new Oleh, a recent immigrant to Israel who is plying his basketball trade for Maccabi Kiryat Gat. After playing for Columbia in the Ivy League, Rosenberg looked at his options to continue his [Read More]

Incomprehensible: Maccabi Tel Aviv BC

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv fell to Barcelona 76-71 in the Yellow & Blue’s final away game. Gal Mekel starred for the visitors with 18 points and 7 assists while Diamon Simpson picked up a double-double pulling down 12 boards and dropping 10 points. Barcelona ran out to a 23-13 lead after ten minutes [Read More]
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