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Aug 3, 2013, 12:59 AM
The 19th Maccabiah: A manager’s reflection
The 19th Maccabiah: A manager's reflection I’ve always wanted to write a three part series so now I will embark on such an endeavor, although I’ll be publishing it all at once. In this three part series I will explore...
Jul 30, 2013, 9:25 PM
The 19th Maccabiah Games are winding down. The hockey games were over on Friday, but I needed a few days before I could write about our gold medal game. We lost to Canada 3-2, and took the silver medal. As...
Jul 28, 2013, 1:24 PM
Le Miracle des Maccabiades
Il est des rencontres que l’on fait une fois dans une vie. Des rencontres qui changent parfois le cours d’une existence. Des rencontres qui apportent une lueur d’espoir dans un monde où l’égoïsme et l’entrisme ont pris le pouvoir....
Jul 26, 2013, 2:31 PM
Ice Hockey? Who cares about Ice Hockey in Israel?
Wow, was I wrong! When I first heard that we were to go to Kfar Giladi to spend Shabbat with the Maccabiah ice hockey teams, my response was, "Ice hockey, who cares about ice hockey in Israel ? Great, and we...
Jul 25, 2013, 12:10 AM
Hockey is back in Maccabiah. All three divisions (Juniors, Open, and Masters) have played most of their preliminary round robin games. There is something that separates hockey from all the other sports here at Maccabiah, and it's not just...
Jason Fredric Gilbert
Jul 24, 2013, 12:00 AM
Maccabiah: Smells like teen spirit
The 19th Maccabiah games stink and I don’t mean the level of competition, the organization or the participants. I mean it quite literally. They stink. My nostrils have been raped in an olfactory assault so heinous it should be...
Jul 22, 2013, 4:07 PM
Bowling and Medals
I saw my first ever medal ceremony today. Ten Pin Bowling was the sport of credit for two of our male athletes who collected silver and bronze and with the stregnth of the team overall a medal is likely...
Jul 21, 2013, 1:06 PM
Table Tennis Day 1
My attendance of competitions kicked off this morning with Table Tennis. The team competition had some great moments for USA. The Open Men's team walked through Canada winning all three of its matches to move onto the next round. ...
Jul 21, 2013, 10:58 AM
Go, Jews! Go!
An adaptation of the children's canine classic in honor of the 'Jewish Olympics'
Jul 21, 2013, 8:45 AM
The Maccabiah’s Powerful Message of Unity (A far cry from even the amended version of Amalek)
While watching the opening ceremonies of the Maccabiah, I couldn’t help but notice that one of the words most mentioned was “achdut” - unity. From Prime Minister Netanyahu to President Peres and all the speakers in between, the concept...