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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]

Ben Carter Sports Rabbi Podcast with Special Guest Cody Tucker

March 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Sports Rabbi Holyland Hoops Show with The Sports Rabbi! The Sports Rabbi is joined by Cody Tucker of the Lansing State Journal as we talk all about Ben Carter, Hapoel Jerusalem’s brand new signing as the team bolstered their front line as they head into the [Read More]

Israel succumbs to Romania 2:1

March 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Team fell to Romania 2:1 in a friendly under the direction of Interim Coach Alon Hazan. Tomer Hemed opened the scoring in the 60’ after slotting home a fabulous pass from Captain Bibras Natcho to give the Blue & White a short lived 1:0 lead. However goals by Nicolae [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]

Matchday 24 Israel Premier League Ligat Ha’Al

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv 4:0 Hapoel Haifa The Yellow & Blue wrapped up a tidy 4:0 victory over Hapoel Haifa on Matchday 24 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Ha’Al and moved into first place with Hapoel Beer Sheva and Beitar Jerusalem drawing 1:1 at Turner Stadium. Nick Blackman opened the scoring [Read More]

Israel falls to Estonia 78-62 in Tallinn

February 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Israel fell to Estonia 78-62 in 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifying in Tallinn as they record after 4 games moved to 2-2 with two contests remaining at the end of June and early July at home against Greece and on the road in England versus Great Britain. Jake Cohen led the Blue & White in scoring [Read More]

Israel downs Great Britain 82-75

February 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Israel defeated Great Britain 82-75 to move their FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifying campaign and moved their record to 2-1 with a trip to Estonia on tap for game 4 on Sunday. Returning veterans Guy Pnini (18p 3/6 from 3), Raviv Limonad (15p) led the way while Rich Howell dropped 16 points in 27 [Read More]

Israel faces Great Britain

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

​In their most recent qualifying game Israel was blown out by Greece 82-61. Now sitting in second place in Group H of the European qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, they will be facing last place Great Britain at home in Tel Aviv. To this point, Israeli center Richard Howell has been their [Read More]

Israel Women fall to Great Britain 76-74 in Eurobasket Qualifier

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Israel fell to Great Britain in dramatic fashion 76-74 in Women’s Eurobasket 2019 Qualifiers at the Drive In Arena in Tel Aviv as they record moves to 2-2 in Group D good for third place behind 3-1 Greece and Great Britain. Alysha Clark scored 20 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out [Read More]
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