Maccabiah 2013 Family Album

The world’s largest Jewish athletic competition is an extended family bonded together by heritage, love of sports and — this being 2013 — online photo sharing, too.

Sporting events are a great place to snap pictures of family and friends at their best. That rule holds even more true when it comes to an event like Maccabiah 2013. The world’s largest Jewish athletic competition is an extended family bonded together by heritage, a common love of sports and — in the spirit of our age — online photo sharing that has turned the Internet into a giant family album.

There are endless numbers of photos being taken every minute of the day during the competition, run through a variety of filters, composited together like collages… or album pages… and posted to Instagram.

Simply enter the hashtag #maccabiah2013 to experience the games through the eyes of its participants. Their excitement and enthusiasm shines through.

Photo by #yuvalpossti


Photo by #dav_kruge


Photo by #bachelreth


Photo by #schmacky


Photo by #ola_gutman

More photos are being uploaded by the minute and can be viewed on Statigram and other Instagram viewers. Enjoy!




About Rachel Neiman

A veteran media professional who has lived in Israel since 1984, Rachel has been part of the ISRAEL21c organization since 2008. Prior to that, she served as managing editor of Globes Online, the English-language edition of Israel’s leading business daily, and before that, at The Jerusalem Post, as a business reporter, feature writer, and consumer columnist. Rachel began writing about Israeli technology companies at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine and is a professional Hebrew to English translator. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Havurat Tel Aviv congregation, and the Holyland Hash House Harriers, part of an international running and drinking disorganization.