For Disabled Athletes in the Maccabiah, a Welcome New Hurdle

This summer, the Maccabiah will hold its first Paralympic Games since the start of the ‘Jewish Olympics’ in 1932.

Few may recall that back in 1968, Israel hosted the international Summer Paralympics. The games were originally planned to be held alongside the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, but the Mexican government was not equipped at the time to accommodate athletes with disabilities, so Israel offered to help out.