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. 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 2. 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 3. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
Question 4. Super Sunday, a day of telephone fundraising for Jewish Federations across the country, traditionally coincides with which major sporting event?
The first Yankees-Redsox baseball game of the season
The final game of the World Series
The final game in the NHL (National Hockey League)
Question 5. True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 6. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?
Question 7. True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.
Question 8. During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?
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