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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]

Bnei Yehuda captures Israel State Cup

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bnei Yehuda defeated favorites Maccabi Tel Aviv on penalties 4:3 after 120 of goalless action to take the Israel State Cup for the first time in 36 years. Stav Finish finished off the Yellow & Blue to win the trophy in the 6th round after Yossi Benayoun, Oscar Scarione and defender Tal Ben [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]

Israelis Abroad Week Ending May 22, 2017

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Here’s a roundup of Israeli footballers playing abroad and how they fared the past weekend! Monas Dabbur– Swiss Super League, Grasshoppers, played 86 minutes, scored and shown a red card in a 4-1 loss to FC St. Gallen. Lotem Zino– Swiss Super League, FC Thun, DNP, 0-0 Lausanne Bibras [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]

Eurobasket arrives in Israel: Brody & Burstein Interviews

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Israel Basketball will be hosting one of the Eurobasket 2017 groups this coming August & September with the final round being held in Istanbul, Turkey. An opening press conference attended by the Blue & White Captain Omri Casspi along with Head Coach Erez Edelstein took place at the [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]
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