The swimming competition at the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, 1933. (PikiWiki Israel)

Jewish Sports Quiz

Test your knowledge of athletics in Judaism.

While 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 of 10
Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?
Question 2 of 10
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 3 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 4 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 5 of 10
Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?
Question 6 of 10
True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.
Question 7 of 10
True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.
Question 8 of 10
True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 9 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 10 of 10
The first store to sell mah-jongg sets in America was

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