Happy Birthday, Tal Brody!

The American All-Star who became the first sportsman to be awarded the Israel Prize is now Israel’s official goodwill ambassador

Tal and Tirza Brody with their grandchildren.
Photo by: Courtesy
Tal Brody turns 70 in a week, on August 30, but for anyone unaware of his status as a symbol of American Zionism and his link to important events in the history of the state, it would be hard to tell.

The almost 6’2” (187 cm.) Brody is perennial, in the same way as his famous catchphrase, “Anahnu al hamapa v’anahnu nisharim al hamapa – lo rak be sport, b’hakol!”(“We are on the map and we are staying on the map – not just in sports, but in everything!”).

Read More..., the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014