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Hapoel Jerusalem wins the Israel Basketball League Championship

June 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem captured the Israel Basketball League Championship with an 83-76 victory over Maccabi Haifa at Yad Eliyahu in Tel Aviv. Jerome Dyson took home the MVP honors with a 30 point performance going 6/9 from beyond the arc while Curtis Jerrells dropped 21 points shooting 5/8 from 3-point [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]

Workmanlike Willy Workman: “Aggressiveness is the mindset”

June 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

With the Israel Basketball Final Four beginning Monday night with Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion facing Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv playing Maccabi Haifa, the Sports Rabbi had a chance to some of the personalities that will man the sidelines and those who will be on the court: Ofer Rahimi, [Read More]

DiBartolomeo does it again! Haifa advances to the Final 4

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

In front of a raucous home crowd, Maccabi Haifa defeated Hapoel Holon 99-82 to become the second team to advance to the Israel Basketball League Final Four. The Greens were led by John DiBartolomeo who finished the night with 24 points while Orlando Mendez-Valdez dropped 24 points of his own in the [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]
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