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. Historically, where have Jewish women played mah-jongg?
The tenements of New York City
Resort areas in the Catskills
All of these
Question 3. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?
Question 4. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
Question 5. Mah-jongg orginiated in what country?
Question 6. The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called
Question 7. True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.
Question 8. Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?
Question 9. True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.
Question 10. At the “Nazi Olympics” in 1936, how many Jewish athletes competed for Germany?