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Author Topic: Ask AJ Edelman Anything: DDF Member And Member Of The 2018 Israel Olympic Team!  (Read 40506 times)

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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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    • Israel Olympian AJ Edelman / Israel Bobsled BobTeam Edelman
  • Location: A bobsled track going 90mph, or in a plane doing 500.
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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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    • Israel Olympian AJ Edelman / Israel Bobsled BobTeam Edelman
  • Location: A bobsled track going 90mph, or in a plane doing 500.
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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
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Congrats!

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Im guessing he was successful in is campaign

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Im guessing he was successful in is campaign

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    • Israel Olympian AJ Edelman / Israel Bobsled BobTeam Edelman
  • Location: A bobsled track going 90mph, or in a plane doing 500.
  • Programs: Sleeping-on-couches (Hachnasat Orchim) Diamond
thanks guys! Much appreciated. Just got back from Israel.  The team uniforms aren't as flashy as the USA, but i'll give you a sneak peak:


They're entirely polyester *shudders*
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Wow, that looks great!  It's amazing what you've accomplished so far, keep it going!  I can't imagine the sense of pride an accomplishment you must feel just putting on that jacket.

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thanks @ShlockDoc !  Yes, putting on anything with our flag is an amazing feeling.
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thanks guys! Much appreciated. Just got back from Israel.  The team uniforms aren't as flashy as the USA, but i'll give you a sneak peak:


They're entirely polyester *shudders*
Awesome!

They're entirely polyester *shudders*
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thanks @ShlockDoc !  Yes, putting on anything with our flag is an amazing feeling.
Wow, wish you much hatzlacha..
 Is there a specific set of sports your going to have to master in?
 And curios to know where's the Olympics taking place this year?
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lol this is awesome.

Although, after watching the video on first page, I can think of few things I wouldn't sooner do than hurtle headfirst down an ice chute.

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thanks guys! Much appreciated. Just got back from Israel.  The team uniforms aren't as flashy as the USA, but i'll give you a sneak peak:


They're entirely polyester *shudders*
Congratulations!

Wow, wish you much hatzlacha..
 Is there a specific set of sports your going to have to master in?
 And curios to know where's the Olympics taking place this year?
1. skeleton
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