The World Series is about to begin, and Jews are breaking out the kosher cowhide.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is drawing Jewish athletes from Israel, the United States and Canada.
Nathan and Joshua Katz, two brothers from Australia now headed to the Olympics, are Jews with judo in their blood.
Earlier this week, Marc Tracy challenged Jewish sports fans to a little quiz and 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:
Marc Tracy is the co-editor of the new book “Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame.” 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:
Plenty has been written about sports legends like Sandy Koufax, Howard Cosell and Hank Greenberg. ‘Jewish Jocks’ got star authors’ takes on these icons.
As summer approaches, sports fans may worry about the progress of the Mets’ rookie first baseman Isaac Benjamin “Ike” Davis, of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry, and use Sandy Koufax’s recent White House visit to remind everyone that the “only Jewish left-hander not named Sandy Koufax to toss two no-hitters” was Ken Holtzman.