Maccabiah Field Hockey on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Big Apple Tournament (May 28-29) at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY

Maccabiah: “The Jewish Olympics” take front stage in July

It started with a dream. It’s hard to wrap one’s head around it today. But at the end of the 19th century, Jews in Europe were officially barred from taking part in athletic competitions. As anti-Semitism raged in cities, towns and countrysides across the continent, Jewish people were forbidden membership in sports associations.