Eye on the Maccabiah: An Exhibit of Jewish Muscle

The Maccabi Museum documents the history of a century-old movement that put physique at the forefront of Zionism.

Rivka Rabinowitz spends her days in a small room of the Maccabi Museum at Kfar Maccabiah in Ramat Gan. A 90-year-old grandmother and great-grandmother, she still arrives at work every morning full of energy. Her visiting card says she is the “movement historian,” but when asked what her position is she inhales and responds: “I’ve gone through all the positions here.”