Women’s Basketball? Yes

Rachel Ostrowitz reports that overnight fame greeted Lachen Ramat Hasharan women’s basketball team with unprecedented competition to broadcast their Israel and European championship games on TV and radio. Players Aluma Goren, Mila Nikolich and Tali Noy, and trainer and founder Orna Ostfeld, have become household names.

The team aroused curiosity not only because of its victories but because of its uniqueness and the way it is managed by women with a feminist spirit. The wide exposure has paved the way for new thinking about women in sports and the image of the female athlete in Israeli society.