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 Jewish swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
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. Who was the first king to establish his own five-yearly games on an international scale?
Question 5. 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 6. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?
Question 7. Israel won its first Olympic medals at the
1992 Olympics in Barcelona
2000 Olympics in Sydney
1998 Olympics in Nagano
1984 Olympics in Los Angeles
Israel has never won an Olympic medal
Question 8. Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?
Question 9. Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?
Question 10. 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?