Jews in Sports

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-In its early decades, Jews were an important part of basketball. For example, half of the 1946-47 New York Knickerbockers were Jews. (The Jewish Press)

-Haredi black belt Yehoshua Sofer teaches a form of martial arts called “abir�, which he insists is a “Torah-true� form of fighting, which will connect you to the “warrior past� of Israel. (Guilt and Pleasure)

-A look at the first-ever World Jewish Hockey Championship in Metulla, Israel. (Forward)

-Jews and Baseball: Entering the American Mainstream (Forward)

-Despite little government support, Israel’s Water Polo team is doing quite well indeed. (The Jerusalem Post)

-A look at Shemuel Pagan, a 19-year-old frum featherweight from Borough Park “who is currently ranked as one of the best boxers in the country.� (The Brooklyn Paper)

Posted on August 1, 2007

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