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The challenges ahead for the Israel National Football Team, Gal Mekel

September 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) This week’s Sports Rabbi column in The Jerusalem Post focuses on the Israel National Football team as they enter UEFA’s brand new Nations League. The challenges that Willi Ruttensteiner has ahead of him and much more. Courtesy FIBA 2) Israel National Basketball Team Captain Gal Mekel [Read More]

Israel Sports Roundup for Monday July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Israel qualified for the second round of FIBA World Cup Qualifying after defeating Great Britain 67-59. The win moves the Blue & White to 3-3 and to second place in Group H behind 6-0 Greece and will tip off against Germany, Serbia and Georgia beginning in September for a ticket to the World [Read More]

Gal Mekel: Meet the Israel National Basketball Team

August 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Gal Mekel has certainly played in a number of countries but he will definitely be remembered for being Israel’s second NBA player when he donned the Dallas Mavericks uniform. The guard is coming off a year and half with Maccabi Tel Aviv and will play for Gran Canaria next season. He’s [Read More]

Why would this season be any different than the last two for Maccabi?

April 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem 65-57 Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Jerusalem outplayed Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Classico picking up the 8-point victory. Lior Eliyahu led the way for Hapoel with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Jerome Dyson had 12 points of his own. Gal Mekel had a big game with 22 points, while [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]

Demolition Derby – Maccabi blows away Hapoel 100-74

March 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Big Derby 100-74 at Yad Eliyahu as the Yellow & Blue swept all three regular season meetings between the teams. Gal Mekel starred for the hosts almost recording a triple-double, scoring 13 points while dishing out 9 assists and pulling down 8 [Read More]

Eliminated: Maccabi bounced from Euroleague playoff contention

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv fell to Anadolou Efes in Turkey 92-87 and were officially eliminated from Euroleague Playoff contention with four games left in the regular season. Victor Rudd led all scorers with a game high 23 points while Sylvan Landesberg dropped 20 points of his own in the loss. Jayson [Read More]
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