Sports

Quizzes

Jewish Sports Quiz

Test your knowledge of athletics in Judaism.

Holocaust

The Nazi Olympics

In August 1936, the Nazi regime tried to camouflage its violent racist policies while it hosted the Summer Olympics.

Sports

Quiz: Jewish Athletes

Can you name these famous Jewish athletes?

What Happened at the ’72 Munich Olympics

A coordinated Palestinian terrorist attack and hostage situation in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed.

Hank Greenberg

This Bronx-raised baseball star became the pride of America's Jews.

Jews and Sports

While Judaism isn't famous for grooming star athletes, there's a rich history nonetheless.

Jews and Baseball

Why do we idolize Jewish baseball players?

Sports & Immigrant Jews

Immigrant Jews delved into sports to prove their mettle as Americans.

Jewish Surfing Pro Finds Purpose After Tragedy

Shaun Tomson was one of the best professional surfers in the world, but switched gears after the sudden death of his son.

Prayer Before Facing a Race

A contemporary prayer for someone preparing for a race or marathon

Quiz: Jewish Athletes

Can you name these famous Jewish athletes?

Basketball and the Jews

A street game goes professional.

Arab Soccer in Israel

Soccer may contribute to the integration of Arabs as individuals into Israeli society--but it simultaneously blurs their national identity.

Jews & Sports: Premodern History

Throughout Jewish history until the rise of the Zionist movement, Jews have harbored negative attitudes toward sports, often with good reason.

When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport

Jews' participation in professional boxing in the interwar period is not as surprising as it might seem to be.