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 sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
Question 2 of 10
The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the
Question 3 of 10
During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?
Question 4 of 10
Mah-jongg orginated in what country?
Question 5 of 10
American and Russian immigrants to Israel have brought which sports to the Jewish state?
Question 6 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 7 of 10
Super Sunday, a day of telephone fundraising for Jewish Federations across the country, traditionally coincides with which major sporting event?
Question 8 of 10
Israel won its first Olympic medals at the
Question 9 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 10 of 10
What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?

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