Jews & Sports: Premodern History

Jews harbored negative attitudes toward sports for many centuries, often with good reason.

Sports & Immigrant Jews

Immigrant Jews delved into sports to prove their mettle as Americans.

Nazi Olympics

In August 1936, the Nazi regime tried to camouflage its violent racist policies while it hosted the Summer Olympics.

Jews & Sports on the International Scene

A European Jew in 1930 would have felt quite differently about sports than what we expect today.

Sports & Religion Today

Religion and sports make good teammates.

Wide World of Sports

Sports & Jews

Ironically, as the number of professional Jewish athletes declined, interest in them has continued to grow.


Jews' participation in professional boxing in the interwar period is not as surprising as it might seem to be. By Allen Bodner


A street game goes professional.

Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

This anthology features essays on major Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, trainers, and even team owners.

Jewish Sports Quiz

How much do you know about Jews and sports?

In Israel

Israeli Sports

Moving into the international arena.

Arab Soccer

Soccer may contribute to the integration of Arabs as individuals into Israeli society--but it simultaneously blurs their national identity.

Munich Olympics

One of the greatest tragedies ever to befall an international sporting competition.

Krav Maga: Israeli Fitness and Self-Defense

This book walks you through Krav Maga, the powerful self-defense method and workout.



Why do we idolize Jewish baseball players? By Bradford R. Pilcher

Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg becomes the pride of America's Jews.

Damn Yankees

In this compendium, some of today's most acclaimed writers step up to the plate to talk about this most loved and reviled team.

Pray Ball!

This unique and exciting book delivers a moral, ethical, and spiritual message through the curious medium of professional sports.