Here is a collection of links that will tell the history of chess in Maccabiah and in Jerusalem.
Five hours on her heels – Judit in Jerusalem
2013 Maccabiah Games – The Jewish Olympics
The Chess Games of the 19th Maccabiah
Chess in Jerusalem – a journey through time
Jeruchess – the revival of chess in Israel
Whippersnapper turns tables in Maccabiah chess match
Maccabiah chess festival in the Suzan Polgar’s Chess daily news site
Maccabiah Chess Festival : Judith Polgar en Live!