LIVE BLOG 19th Maccabiah Games Kick Off in Jerusalem

The 'Jewish Olympics' begin Thursday, as some 9,000 athletes representing more than 70 countries get ready to compete in 42 sports.

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The 19th Maccabiah Games kicked off Thursday night with a gala opening ceremony at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium that was attended by thousands of spectators. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon...