Jewish Sports QuizWhile sports have never been a major focus of Jewish life, Jews have risen to fame in professional baseball, basketball, and boxing. Sports have also reflected greater social and political conflicts in Jewish life. How much do you know about Jews and sports?
Question 1. Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?
Question 2. True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 3. What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?
Question 4. True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.
Question 5. Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 6. What is the name of the youth movement that was established in the 1920s to improve the physical and mental fitness of young Jews across the world?
Question 7. At which Olympic games did Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli delegation?
The Munich Olympics
The Salt Lake City Olympics
The Berlin Olympics
The Athens Olympics
Question 8. The name of which historical book is now associated with Jewish atheletes?
Book of Maccabees
Wisdom of Solomon
Letter of Jeremiah
Book of Judith
Question 9. Who was the first king to establish his own five-yearly games on an international scale?
Question 10. Jews have been extremely uncomfortable with sports and worship of the body, up until what point in history?
The Crusades, when the strongest Jews survived
The rise of Zionism, which redefined the role of physical activity
The Enlightenment, when traditional Jews began to embrace new notions of physical beauty
The Black Plague, when the strongest Jews survived