Maccabi Games: A Call Back to Jewish Roots

Posted by Gil Travel

Feb 7, 2008 4:51:15 PM

A desire, a dream, a vision: those who have been in competitive sports can tell you what champions are made of. So there couldn't be a better way than The Maccabi Games to allow athletes to attain this. It is also an opportunity to connect with each other, and their Jewish identity.These Games give the participants and observers a delightful mix of sports competition and cultural heritage. It's a great feeling to cheer on an athlete going for the gold while at the same time, making memories for a lifetime.

The Maccabi Games have helped these champions of sports overcome challenges and opponents. Events are held around the world, and yes, the games are sometimes referred to as the Jewish Olympics and yes, the event is considered as a Regional Games by the International Olympic Committee.But on a deeper level, the Games bring everyone involved together as one in their Jewish roots, enhancing Jewish pride and success.

Individually, the drive and ambition in each player lends itself to the team effort.It is in that moment that the individual becomes part of the group and contributes to that effort. The Maccabi Games is the way that brings together those individuals to become champions.It also becomes the way that creates that deeper identity of who they are, and where they came from. Winning in the games means more than attaining just a medal, it means attaining an experience like no other.

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