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Judaism's encounter with American sports [electronic resource] / Jeffrey S. Gurock.

By: Gurock, Jeffrey S, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington, Ind.): Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 234 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0253111609 (electronic bk.); 9780253111609 (electronic bk.); 9780253347008 (cloth : alk. paper); 0253347009 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Jews -- Sports -- United States -- History | Jewish athletes -- United States -- History | Jews -- United States -- Social life and customs | Judaism -- United States -- History | Electronic books | Juifs -- Sports -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Athl�etes juifs -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Juifs -- �Etats-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes | Juda�isme -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays | SPORTS & RECREATION -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference | GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports | Sport | USA | JudenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Judaism's encounter with American sports.DDC classification: 796.089/924/073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue: A historian's challenge -- Introduction: Sports and Judaism in competition -- From ancient struggles through a medieval time-out -- Judaism's first modern sports skirmishes -- The challenge and opportunity of a new world of American sports -- The training of "all-American" Yeshiva boys -- Shul vs. pool : interwar battles and early postwar engagements -- The mission of American Jewry's team -- An irresistible force -- Safe at home : tension in Judaism's clubhouse -- Epilogue: A clear path to the finish line.
Summary: Engages the controversial role that sports has played in shaping American Jewish identity.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: A historian's challenge -- Introduction: Sports and Judaism in competition -- From ancient struggles through a medieval time-out -- Judaism's first modern sports skirmishes -- The challenge and opportunity of a new world of American sports -- The training of "all-American" Yeshiva boys -- Shul vs. pool : interwar battles and early postwar engagements -- The mission of American Jewry's team -- An irresistible force -- Safe at home : tension in Judaism's clubhouse -- Epilogue: A clear path to the finish line.

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Engages the controversial role that sports has played in shaping American Jewish identity.

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