Hope, sadness and frustration at the 1950 Maccabiah
The third Maccabiah Games, the first to take place in the State of Israel and after the Holocaust, were marred by broken government promises.
Many firsts were achieved at the 19th Maccabiah, which holds its closing ceremony Tuesday, namely for the many new countries debuting this year. 1950 was also a year of Maccabiah firsts, but much more fundamental – that year's "Jewish Olympics" were the first to take place...
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