Author: Mark Hayden

Bringing Home the Maccabiah Bronze

Memphians Josh Kahane and Ed Wiener went into the games hoping for a medal. They did not disappoint! Memphis is proud of their superstars and Team USA. Ed Wiener won a gold medal as part of Team USA’s basketball squad in the 1953 Maccabiah Games. His competitive nature said that it was past time for another one. This summer, with the 10-man USA team he assembled, they headed for the Games in Israel with hopes in bringing home the Gold. They were ecstatic when they delivered the 2017 Maccabiah basketball bronze in the over-35 basketball competition. While he was...

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Jewish Basketball Greats Head to Israel

Ed Wiener won a gold medal as part of Team USA’s basketball squad in the 1953 Maccabiah Games. His competitive nature says that it’s past time for another one. This year, with Ed at the helm, he’s hoping the 10-man team he’s rallied together will bring home the 2017 Maccabiah basketball gold. And won’t that look good on his resume? It’s been well chronicled here in Jewish Scene Magazine about his Hall-of-Fame Tennessee Volunteer basketball career, his eight games played against the Harlem Globetrotters, and even his brief stay in the NBA before entering the field of dentistry. But...

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