The Maccabiah is the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the centrality of the State of Israel in the life of the Jewish people. The Maccabiah takes place every four years in Israel - "the Jewish Olympics" as they are often called, are Maccabi World Union's largest and most famous enterprise, and it is the third-largest sporting event in the world, with over 10,000 athletes competing.
These spectacular sports and cultural extravaganzas have a tremendous Zionist history, stretching back to the vivid imagination of Yosef Yekutieli a Jewish youngster in 1912 who saw his dream come true.
The Maccabiah closing event will take place tonight with top Israeli singers and of course the 10,000 amazing athletes. Join us as we celebrate sports one last time for this year’s Maccabiah!