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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]

Sage Usher: “My dream is to play in Israel”

July 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sage Usher is in Israel representing Canada at the Maccabiah Games. The 6″3 guard plays for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the Canadian University system, CIS and averaged 10 points last season while playing 30 minutes a game. Let’s take a look at one of the great athletes [Read More]

Meet Corey Kalk: Hockey Player Representing Canada

July 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Sports Rabbi got to see Canada defeat the United Stares in their opening round hockey game at the Jerusalem Arena this past week and one of the players that stood out was Corey Kalk. Born in Thornhill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 2-year old is entering his senior year at Dartmouth College. [Read More]

Arrivederci Coach Pianigiani

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve been trying to put my feelings down on paper for a while now about Simone Pianigiani officially leaving Hapoel Jerusalem to most probably sign with Milano and it’s taken some time to do so. It took time because I wanted to appropriately express my feelings about our league’s loss [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]

Workman: “We stick together and bring great energy”

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Willy Workman again impressed on Monday night helping his team to victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the semifinals of the Israel Basketball League with lots of hustle and hard work. He spoke to the Sports Rabbi about what the keys to the Greens success have been during the playoffs. “We [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]
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