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Israel Sports Roundup for Friday July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) Three Israeli soccer teams opened up their 2018/19 Season by playing abroad in European competitions this past week. Next week, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Beer Sheva all host continental foes at home. Check out my article in today’s Jerusalem Post about Club and Country! [Read More]

Israel Sports Roundup for Monday July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) Israeli swimmer Gal Nevo announced his retirement today from active competition at the age of 31. His greatest achievement in the pool was winning the silver medal in the 200 meter individual medley at European Championships in London 2016. Nevo also represented the Blue & White at 3 [Read More]

NBA Prospects Paving The Way For Tomer Levinson

May 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

As you probably know if you like to keep track of the world’s top professional basketball league, the NBA is in something of a golden age. The league is raking in money, interest is at an all-time high and climbing, there are countless stars in their primes, and the quality of the game is about [Read More]

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]

Deshaun Thomas: For the love of the game

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

With Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Euroleague home opener on the horizon, the Sports Rabbi sat down with one of the Yellow & Blue’s newest stars and European veteran, Deshaun Thomas. The 6ft 7 in forward played for Anadolou Efes last season and has also featured for Barcelona while his NBA dream is [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]

Israel defeats Slovenia 89-84 in Eurobasket Warmup

August 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Israel defeated Slovenia 89-84 and move their exhibition record to a perfect 7-0. The hosts took a 51-31 lead into halftime but the visitors stormed back to get within 4 points, 81-77 with only a few minuets to play, however, Israel held on for the 5-point victory. Omri Casspi starred for the Blue [Read More]
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