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. True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 2. Hank Greenberg played for what team?
New York Yankees
Question 3. What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?
Question 4. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?
Question 5. 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 6. True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 7. 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
Question 8. What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Raid on Germany
Chariots of Fire
Last Man Standing
Question 9. When was the Young Men's Hebrew Association, an organization that used sports and recreational activities to improve the moral, social, and educational life of young German Jews, founded?
Question 10. True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.