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
True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.
Question 2 of 10
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 3 of 10
During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?
Question 4 of 10
When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?
Question 5 of 10
Super Sunday, a day of telephone fundraising for Jewish Federations across the country, traditionally coincides with which major sporting event?
Question 6 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 7 of 10
American and Russian immigrants to Israel have brought which sports to the Jewish state?
Question 8 of 10
The name of which historical book is now associated with Jewish athletes?
Question 9 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 10 of 10
Israel won its first Olympic medals at the

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