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
By the 20th century, the Young Men's Hebrew Association became which New York-based Jewish organization?
Question 2 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 3 of 10
Hank Greenberg played for what team?
Question 4 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 5 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 6 of 10
American and Russian immigrants to Israel have brought which sports to the Jewish state?
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: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.
Question 9 of 10
The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the
Question 10 of 10
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?

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