Maccabiah ceremony review

I was going to do my own review about Thursday night’s event, but this piece by Aaron Kalman at the excellent Times of Israel gets it just about spot on.

It was the first time the third largest sporting event in the world was opened in Jerusalem, rather than the Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan area, a fact pointed out by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, who delivered the mandatory speeches. But, thankfully, the evening wasn’t about the politicians — it was about the Jewish athletes and communities represented on the field and in the stands.

There’s not much point in reinventing the wheel, so enjoy what he put together – here – and I can celebrate the time saved!

Shavuah Tov.