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Do You Know These Jewish Jocks?

On Tuesday, Marc Tracy wrote about Jews in sports and Hollywood. His blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:


In the movie Airplane, a passenger asks for some “light” reading and is offered “this leaflet, ‘Famous Jewish Sports Legends.’” But actually, we have 50 essays and could have easily assigned that many more. (Well, maybe not easily, but they’re out there.) How well do you know Jewish Jocks? Below is a list of 10 of them, none of whom made it into our volume, along with brief descriptions of who they were and are. Can you match the names and the descriptions? Let this quiz serve as proof that there is more than a leaflet to this subject.

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Do You Know These Jewish Jocks?

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