Jewish Sports Quiz

Test your knowledge of athletics in Judaism.


The Nazi Olympics

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


Quiz: Jewish Athletes

Can you name these famous Jewish athletes?

Prayer Before Facing a Race

A contemporary prayer for someone preparing for a race or marathon

Quiz: Jewish Athletes

Can you name these famous Jewish athletes?

Basketball and the Jews

A street game goes professional.

Hank Greenberg

Bronx-raised baseball star Hank Greenberg becomes the pride of America's Jews.

Jews & Sports: Premodern History

Throughout Jewish history until the rise of the Zionist movement, Jews have harbored negative attitudes toward sports, often with good reason.

Boxing: A Jewish Sport

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

Sports & Religion Today

Religion and sports make good teammates.

Jews & Sports on the International Scene

The history of Jews in Europe and the early Zionist movement show ample examples of the convergence of sports and Judaism. By Michael Brenner

Jews and Sports

While Judaism isn't famous for grooming star athletes, there's a rich history nonetheless.

Israeli Sports

Moving into the international arena.

Sports & Immigrant Jews

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

Arab Soccer in Israel

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