Friday, June 28, 2013

Gymnastics footage from 1913

I was sent a link to this YouTube video that dates to 1913 and features gymnasts performing in Palestine, way before the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

While the first Maccabiah Games didn't take place until 1932, they were inspired by the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. This footage apparently comes from a short film made about Jewish life in Palestine in 1913.

The gymnastics gets underway at around 3:20.

7 comments:

gym fan said...

Hi Dvora,

Pretty funny stuff and the gymnastics was not bad for 1913! BTW..the US Maccabi gymnastics team will be interviewed on Fox and Friends this weekend in Manhattan. They leave for Israel next week. If you would like to meet them their coach is Jason Bauer and his email is jsb6400@gmail.com.

Dvora Meyers said...

Thanks! I'll shoot him an email.

Dvora Meyers said...

Can you tell me your name so when I write, I can say who referred me? I mean, other than "gym fan." :)

gym fan said...

Hi Dvora,
My name is scott. I hope to meet you in person on sunday ( assuming you were able to catch up to Jason). Thanks again for your interest.

Scott

PS. If the interview goes well, can i get a signed copy of Heresy on the High beam for my daughter to read on the flight to israel? :)

Dvora Meyers said...

Hi Scott,

I never wrote to Jason cause I didn't have quite enough info to go on.

As for signed "copy" since it's digital, I don't know how I would sign it unless you printed it out.

Send me a message via my FB page so it will be easier to communicate. (I don't like to put my email address out in an open forum.) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dvora-Meyers/207534699059

--Dvora

gym fan said...

dvora,

i was obviously showing my age1 lol!

Dvora Meyers said...

Even though I can't sign it, I still hope you'll get a digital copy for your daughter. You can download it to a Kindle, iPhone, iPad, etc.