Emanuel Sheffer, 1924-2012 / The genius of his generation
'Mundak' to his close friends, Sheffer was a unique phenomenon: a model of hard work, ambition and love of life. The young man who arrived in Israel penniless, began his way by selling cinema tickets in Kfar Sava and made it to the top as the national team coach.
"I know I'm nuts," Emanuel "Mundak" Sheffer told me during one training session after I asked him why he constantly swears, "but you must know that whoever was there, and survived, came back crazy. Even those who think they're normal are nuts. No one returned sane."