Jews in Sports

From the Book of Judge’s Samson to the NBA’s Omri Casspi, Semitic strongmen have always had an air of the improbable about them. And yet, we’ve now seen Jewish World Series stars, NHL scoring leaders—even a pair of brothers in the NFL. So why does the myth of the Jewish athlete still fascinate us? Legendary sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi, who spent decades at the New York Times and authored more than a dozen books along the way, will explore the answers—and the Jewish sports world at large—with three other mavens.











When: Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: Temple Emanu-El
1 E. 65th St.
888-718-4253
Price: Free
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From the Book of Judge’s Samson to the NBA’s Omri Casspi, Semitic strongmen have always had an air of the improbable about them. And yet, we’ve now seen Jewish World Series stars, NHL scoring leaders—even a pair of brothers in the NFL. So why does the myth of the Jewish athlete still fascinate us? Legendary sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi, who spent decades at the New York Times and authored more than a dozen books along the way, will explore the answers—and the Jewish sports world at large—with three other mavens.