The Birth of the Maccabiah Games: A Hanukkah Podcast

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The Eretz Yisrael delegation entering the stadium at the 2nd Maccabiah Games opening ceremony in 1935. (University of Haifa Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library/Wikimedia Commons)

As Hanukkah approaches, gather ’round the stereo system as Gabe tells the story of the great miracle that was the birth of the Maccabiah Games. Plus: one ice skater’s head-slapping Holocaust costume, and the mixed blessing that is a stereotypically Jewish wrestler.

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