Nishri is the father of modern physical education in Palestine.
Hebrew language owes to Nishri its basic
terminology of both physical education
and sports, as well as its first professional
publications in these fields.
Nishri immigrated to Palestine in
1903 and, in 1906, after working as a laborer
for several years in Petach Tikvah,
became involved in physical education.
Two years later he began
teaching, and by 1912 he was training
others to be physical education teachers.
In 1913, Nishri wrote the first of
scores of publications he authored in
Hebrew, for many years the only published
works on physical education
ever written in Hebrew.
Nishri is also one of the founders of
the Maccabi and Scout movements in
Palestine. He was professionally active
until his death at age 95.