Historic Maccabi Games in Germany Pause for Shabbat

More than 85 years after the Nazis banned Jewish participation in sports, Jewish athletes from around the world gathered in Ruhpolding, Germany, to compete in the Maccabi Deutschland Winter Games. In a particularly memorable moment, Alfi Goldenberg, the chairman of the organizing committee announced: “We’re all here together, we had great fun, and now we’re going to stop for Shabbat.”

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