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. Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 2. Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of
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. Which Jewish swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
Question 5. The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called
Question 6. By the 20th century, the Young Men's Hebrew Association became which New York-based Jewish organization?
Jewish Theological Seminary
14st Street Y
92nd Street Y
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. Hank Greenberg played for what team?
New York Yankees
Question 9. What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?
Question 10. At which sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
USTA National Tennis Center