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Title Jews in the gym : Judaism, sports, and athletics / edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon.

Imprint West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (xvi, 289 pages)) : illustrations, digital file.
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Series Studies in Jewish civilization, 1070-8510 ; v. 23
Studies in Jewish civilization ; v. 23.
Note "Proceedings of the twenty-third annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and the Harris Center for Judaic Studies, October 24-25, 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Playing Roman in Jerusalem : Jewish attitudes toward sport and spectacle during the Second Temple period / Loren R. Spielman -- Sports and the graphic novel from diaspora to diaspora : James Strum's The Golem's mighty swing and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther in the tree of contexts / Ori Z. Soltes -- The Jew in the gym : Judaism, sports and athletics of film / Nathan Abrams -- Is life a game? : athletic competition as a metaphor for the meaning of life / Steven J. Riekes -- The Jewish athlete of faith : on the limits of sport / Danny Rosenburg -- Antisemitism and sport in Central Europe and the United States c. 1870-1932 / Steven A. Riess -- Cutting the way into the nation : Hungarian Jewish Olympians in the interwar era / Mihály Kálmán -- Grappling with ghosts : Jewish wrestlers and antisemitism / William Kornblum, Erin Sodmiak, and Phil Oberlander -- Spotting a nation : the origins of athleticism in modern Israel / Nina Spiegel -- Gyms and the academy : professional and personal reflections on stepping up to the scholarly plate / Jeffrey S. Gurock -- Jewish women in the American gym : basketball, ethnicity, and gender in the early twentieth century / Linda J. Borish -- From Benny Leonard to Abi Olajuwon : Jews, Muslims, Evangelicals, and the evolving religious challenges of being an American athlete / Ori Z. Soltes -- Buster Haywood and the Jews of Black baseball / Rebecca T. Alpert -- A global game : Omri Casspi and the future of Jewish ballers / David J. Leonard.
Summary For some, the connection between Jews and athletics might seem far-fetched. But in fact, as is highlighted by the fourteen chapters in this collection, Jews have been participating in?and thinking about?sports for more than two thousand years. The articles in this volume scan a wide chronological range: from the Hellenistic period (first century BCE) to the most recent basketball season. The range of athletes covered is equally broad: from participants in Roman-style games to wrestlers, boxers, fencers, baseball players, and basketball stars. The authors of these essays, many of whom actively participate in athletics themselves, raise a number of intriguing questions, such as: What differing attitudes toward sports have Jews exhibited across periods and cultures? Is it possible to be a?good Jew? and a?great athlete?? In what sports have Jews excelled, and why? How have Jews overcome prejudices on the part of the general populace against a Jewish presence on the field or in the ring? In what ways has Jewish participation in sports aided, or failed to aid, the perception of Jews as?good Germans,??good Hungarians,??good Americans,? and so forth? This volume, which features a number of illustrations (many of them quite rare), is not only accessible to the general reader, but also contains much information of interest to the scholar in Jewish studies, American studies, and sports history.
Subject Jewish athletes -- History.
Jews -- Sports -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Jewish Studies.
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Jewish athletes. (OCoLC)fst00982663
Jews -- Sports. (OCoLC)fst00983373
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Greenspoon, Leonard J. (Leonard Jay)
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Harris Center for Judaic Studies.
Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization.
Klutznick-Harris Symposium (23rd : 2010 : Omaha, Neb.)
Other Form: Print version: 9781557536297 1557536295
ISBN 9781612492407 (electronic bk.)
1612492401 (electronic bk.)
9781612492391 (electronic bk.)
1612492398 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. NZ1 14695389
AU@ 000055497473
DEBBG BV042966389
DEBSZ 423742892

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