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Maccabiah Stories

Abigail "Abby" Hoffman - A Story of a True Champion

Abigail "Abby" Hoffman - A Story of a True Champion

When Abby Hoffman she was nine, she wanted to play hockey like all the boys, but there were no leagues for girls where she lived, in Toronto. Hoffman...
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Dr. Josef Eckstein's Story

Dr. Josef Eckstein's Story

Dr. Josef Eckstein found out that on the 20th Maccabiah flag appears his mother's photo, Zelda Shuliak, who participated in the 2nd Maccabiah Games in...
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Miri Capoon's Story

Miri Capoon's Story

My Father, Shlomo Piyar, was born in Tolmtz, on the border of Galicia. My mother, Yehudit Gelbord, was born in Bialystok. Both, off course, are from P...
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My Maccabiah Valentine

My Maccabiah Valentine

It's a good thing Gene's parents, Jews who migrated to the USA from Minsk, insisted on speaking also Russian at home. Otherwise the Captain of the Ame...
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Running in My Dad's Footsteps: My years in the Maccabiah

Running in My Dad's Footsteps: My years in the Maccabiah

"My dad was a former Maccabiah champion, a star track and field athlete who won gold in the 1973 Maccabiah. Growing up, I remember he was always talki...
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The Golden Twins from Sweden

The Golden Twins from Sweden

The Swedish Zarovinski Twins We have all heard about brothers who compete together, but how many twins have you heard about, who conquered the global...
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A  Wedding During the Maccabiah

A Wedding During the Maccabiah

To get you into the spirit of Valentine's day, we wanted to tell you about the wedding which took place in the 17th Maccabiah, amid all the sportive c...
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