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
When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.
Question 3 of 10
Jews have been extremely uncomfortable with sports and worship of the body, up until what point in history?
Question 4 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 5 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 6 of 10
Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of
Question 7 of 10
Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
Question 8 of 10
At which sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
Question 9 of 10
At the “Nazi Olympics” in 1936, how many Jewish athletes competed for Germany?
Question 10 of 10
The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the

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