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: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.
Question 3. 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 4. Who was the first king to establish his own five-yearly games on an international scale?
Question 5. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
Question 6. 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 7. True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 8. Historically, where have Jewish women played mah-jongg?
The tenements of New York City
Resort areas in the Catskills
All of these
Question 9. What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?
Question 10. Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?