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Author Topic: Ask AJ Edelman Anything: DDF Member And Member Of The 2018 Israel Olympic Team!  (Read 14898 times)

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This is turning into a DDF AMA. Spelling of which, you may want to consider an actual AMA. You have an interesting story and it will definitely help your fundraising.
AMA = Ask me about? ask me anything?

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AMA = Ask me about? ask me anything?
ask me anything

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Not to change the topic, but can you explain WHY you want this done?
Is that what Israel is missing? Olympic games?!

Not to agree or disagree, but he answers those questions on the site that he links to in the op. If you want an answer, check it out.
T h a n k s !

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Not to change the topic, but can you explain WHY you want this done?
Is that what Israel is missing? Olympic games?!

In short, yes. Israel, and the Jewish community in particular, is missing more proud Jewish athletes which act as ambassadors of our communities, people, and homeland.
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I'm curious, and I'm sorry to go off topic but we don't often get access to a potential Olympian.  Is anyone allowed to represent whichever country they want? There are no requirements that you have to live in Israel in order to represent Israel?

I have been planning Aliyah for a while.  I needed to make sure that when I do my service it doesn't conflict with training.  the requirements from the Israel NOC are citizenship 1 year before the Games.
I will likely be making Aliyah later this year, after the 2015/16 season, and I believe I will be granted some kind of athletes deferral, with shortened upfront service.  I spoke to people familiar with the decision making process on this.
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Isn't Olympic of Greek/Hellenist origin? Isn't that how the Chanukah story began?

Hey, even your username sounds Greek?

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In short, yes. Israel, and the Jewish community in particular, is missing more proud Jewish athletes which act as ambassadors of our communities, people, and homeland.

This is a good point.  All too often we see Jews and Israelis in the newspaper for the wrong reasons.  This is a great way to represent your people and country doing something positive.  Kudos!

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Isn't Olympic of Greek/Hellenist origin? Isn't that how the Chanukah story began?

Hey, even your username sounds Greek?

A lot of things have changed over time from their original intention. Heck, even Channukah itself!

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A lot of things have changed over time from their original intention. Heck, even Channukah itself!
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Good luck if Jamaica could have a bobsled team Israel could have a  skeleton     

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A lot of things have changed over time from their original intention. Heck, even Channukah itself!

Too true. Channukkah has historically been about presents for 8 days and lots of foods. Somewhere around age 15 that all changed and I have no idea why...
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Hey, even your username sounds Greek?

Ever since I was a kid I considered myself a half-geek, since I was into computers and nerdy stuff (I play the points/miles game and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering after all), but was an athlete.  So hgeek was supposed to be short for half-geek.
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Hi guys,
Shameless but necessary plug.
My name is AJ Edelman, Israel's national skeleton athlete and longtime DD user.  I am training to try and qualify Israel for the 2018 Olympic winter games.
My indiegogo campaign just launched, and if you've been trying to hit some spend on your CCs while getting a tax deduction this might be a good opportunity.
Check out the campaign and videos:
indiegogo: IsraelSkeleton.com/go



Any suggestions on making the campaign a success would be most appreciated as well.
Thanks!
AJ Edelman, #HebrewHammer
fb.com/IsraelSkeletonAJ
AJ
Congrats!

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Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.