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The British installed squash courts at their army bases. When the State of Israel was declared, they became part of the air force and the pilots became the Jewish state's first squash players.
Around 350 members of the organization arrived in Israel from North and South America, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Australia and South Africa.
We need to preserve our heritage and nation by building a new creative link in the wonderful chain of Jewish continuity.
In the spirit of the Maccabiah, we revisit the capital’s historic soccer sites and their forgotten stories.
By URI LEVI
The official slogan of the games is “80 countries, one heart” and is meant to represent the unity of the worldwide Maccabi community.
By ALLON SINAI
The Maccabiah is not about just discovering who is the fastest Jewish swimmer, as opposed to the world’s fastest swimmer.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
It is the third largest sporting event in the world!
While the Maccabiah is first and foremost about sports, it is the stories behind those competing that turn it into a truly special event.
That the first Maccabiah actually did take place, despite very long odds against it, still seems miraculous.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Squash is a break with a burn: Players work up a steaming sweat. In 2003, Forbes magazine rated it as the healthiest sport in the world.
By PAMELA PELED
The blue-and-white finished the two-day event on Sunday a mere 3.5 points ahead of relegated Serbia, which came 10th.
The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame/Yad Le’ish Hasport Hayehudi was formally inaugurated on July 7, 1981.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
Maccabiah athletic competition brings Jews from around the world to experience Israel.
By BENJAMIN GLATT
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