jewish sports

  • Hank Greenberg in extra innings

    Thirteen years after the debut of her documentary about the baseball great, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Washington filmmaker Aviva Kempner is rereleasing the film on DVD More ▸

  • Did a Hebrew prayer help Baltimore win the Super Bowl?

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco played like a boss at Sunday’s Super Bowl game, and the God of the Hebrews might have had something to do with it. According to Algemeiner, Flacco received a blessing from his Jewish friend, who recited “Birkat Kohanim,” the blessing of Jewish priests, on the phone to him the day before the big… More ▸

  • The Non-Goy Gridiron Gang: 9 Jewish NFL Players (2012-2013 edition)

    Football is finally back! Tonight, as the Dallas Cowboys face the reigning champions New York Giants and as the weekend is fast approaching with a slate of exciting games (and fantasy outcomes, if you’re me), allow yourself some time to reflect (you should always reflect, it just feels good) and think about the members of the Jewish faith who will be there, on the gridiron, wearing helmets and guards, tackling every monster on their way. Also, think about their mothers, who are probably worried sick about their kids getting hurt out there.
    There are currently nine Jewish (or half-Jewish) active professional football players:
    Gabe Carimi

    Team: Chicago Bears
    Position: Offensive Tackle
    College: Wisconsin
    Nickname: “Bear Jew”
    Honors: Recipient of the Marty Glickman Award as Male Jewish Athlete of the Year
    Trivia: Carimi fasted on Yom Kippur of 2007, which lasted until an hour before Wisconsin played Iowa. (JTA article) More ▸

  • Another Jewish year for the Chicago Cubs

    Another year, another painful season for Chicago Cubs fans. This erev Rosh Hashanah marks the last game of the season for the team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908 and hasn’t advanced to the World Series since 1945. Jewcy Editor in Chief Jason Diamond knows this all too well. [[READMORE]] "My mother’s side of… More ▸