Test your knowledge of athletics in Judaism.
In August 1936, the Nazi regime tried to camouflage its violent racist policies while it hosted the Summer Olympics.
Can you name these famous Jewish athletes?
A contemporary prayer for someone preparing for a race or marathon
A street game goes professional.
Bronx-raised baseball star Hank Greenberg becomes the pride of America's Jews.
Throughout Jewish history until the rise of the Zionist movement, Jews have harbored negative attitudes toward sports, often with good reason.
Jews' participation in professional boxing in the interwar period is not as surprising as it might seem to be.
Religion and sports make good teammates.
The history of Jews in Europe and the early Zionist movement show ample examples of the convergence of sports and Judaism.
By Michael Brenner
While Judaism isn't famous for grooming star athletes, there's a rich history nonetheless.
Moving into the international arena.
Immigrant Jews delved into sports to prove their mettle as Americans.
Soccer may contribute to the integration of Arabs as individuals into Israeli society--but it simultaneously blurs their national identity.