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. Mah-jongg orginiated in what country?
Question 2. True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.
Question 3. True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.
Question 4. Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 5. Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 6. When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?
At the 1927 Zionist Congress in Basle
At the second Zionist Congress in 1898
At the United Nations while the Partition Plan was being discussed in 1947
At the first Zionist Congress in 1897
Question 7. Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?
Question 8. What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?
Question 9. The first store to sell mah-jongg sets in America was
Abercrombie and Fitch
Question 10. The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the
German Gold Gathering