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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]

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]
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