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
At which Olympic games did Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli delegation?
Question 2 of 10
True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 3 of 10
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 4 of 10
During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?
Question 5 of 10
The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the
Question 6 of 10
What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?
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
Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?
Question 9 of 10
The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.

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