Maccabiah Games

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Moved By Israel Visit For Maccabiah Games

07/31/2013 - 20:00

Digger Phelps marvels at the timing of his first visit to Israel.

A legendary University of Notre Dame basketball coach until his retirement, Phelps, who retired in 1991, oversaw the Canadian masters squad at the Maccabiah Games that ended Tuesday in Israel. Just before leaving his Indiana home for Israel, Phelps learned that he is free of bladder cancer, after already having overcome two bouts of prostate cancer.
For Phelps, an observant Irish Catholic, that makes coming to Israel a prime opportunity to offer thanksgiving.

A Red, White And Blue — And Gold — Start For The 19th Maccabiah Games

07/22/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The first week of the Maccabiah Games marked several firsts.

Photo By Todd Shapena, Maccabi USA

Ex-Goldman Sachs Salesman Publishes Unflattering Memoir Of Firm

Greg Smith cited his Maccabiah Games medal in op-ed that first criticzed bank.
10/15/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Goldman Sachs salesman and Maccabiah medalist Greg Smith, who created a scandal in financial circles with his unflattering behind-the-scenes look at life on Wall Street in a New York Times article a half-year ago, is in the news again.

Based on the article, Smith made received several fat offers for a book, “Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story,” that was released on Monday by Grand Central Publishing.

Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, the bank that is the subject of Greg Smith's new memoir. Getty Images
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