The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports

Ranked According to Achievement

Author: B. P. Robert Stephen Silverman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 146167168X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 2711

The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports takes the greatest Jewish athletes in all major sports from the past eleven decades and ranks them against each other, using a limited scope and quantitative criteria. Each decade has seen someone new emerge as the greatest Jewish athlete, from boxer Abe Attell to baseballs' Sandy Koufax and Ken Holtzman, to golf's Amy Alcott, to footballs' Harris Barton. Sports profiled include baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, auto racing, boxing, soccer, football, swimming, and many others. Silverman takes a scholarly approach to ensure reliability and validity of the statistics given. The author identified the most common categories of statistics in which the highest paid athletes in all sports had excelled, and he assigned numeric values to reflect the performance categories. That provided a proportional representation of the most important individual accomplishments in sports. By applying those numbers to the records of selected athletes, each was ranked against the other. Additionally, the author asked selected experts of each sport to perform the same ranking with no specific criteria, and the results were the same. Filled with historic photographs of the athletes profiled, and interspersed with interesting tidbits of each athlete's personal life and career, this book is certain to be of interest to the casual to serious sports enthusiast alike.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Author: Nadia Valman,Laurence Roth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135048541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

View: 807

The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments and challenges within the discipline. Divided into themed sections, this book considers in turn: How the individual terms "Jewish" and "culture" are defined, looking at perspectives from Anthropology, Music, Literary Studies, Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Art History, and Film, Television, and New Media Studies. How Jewish cultures are theorized, looking at key themes regarding power, textuality, religion/secularity, memory, bodies, space and place, and networks. Case studies in contemporary Jewish cultures. With essays by leading scholars in Jewish culture, this book offers a clear overview of the field and offers exciting new directions for the future.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Sports, Exercise, and Fitness

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Mary Beth Allen

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088193

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 287

View: 4900

An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.
Posted in Health & Fitness

The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes

An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars

Author: Peter S. Horvitz

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561719072

Category: Religion

Page: 295

View: 4088

When you think of famous Jews, sports may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But from Sandy Koufax to Mark Spitz, Jews have made tremendous contributions to the history of sports. The Horvitzs have created a logical ranking system that uses hard statistical evidence to identify the 100 greatest Jewish athletes of all time. Drawing on their academic backgrounds and expert sports knowledge, the authors bring us a proven scientific framework for objectively comparing athletes across various sports, including: Football, Baseball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, plus many others! Features include: Little-known interviews with sports heroes of the past and present; Nearly 200 rare photographs throughout; Fascinating anecdotes that bring your favorite athletes to life.
Posted in Religion

Great Jews in Sports

Author: Robert Slater

Publisher: Jonathan David Publishers

ISBN: 9780824604530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3562

Filled with facts, trivia, photographs, and statistics, an updated reference furnishes concise portraits of more than 150 important Jewish athletes, including Sandy Koufax, Kerry Strug, Daniel Mendoza, Esther Roth, and many others.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Jewish Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780827608009

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

View: 957

Posted in Jews

Jews and Baseball

Author: Burton Alan Boxerman,Benita W. Boxerman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786428281

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 7275

Looks at Jews involved in baseball in the United States beginning in 1871, including the lives, careers, and accomplishments of players, owners, and members of the media.
Posted in History

The Baseball Talmud

The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players

Author: Howard Megdal

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780061558436

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3520

From the icons of the game to the players who got their big break but never quite broke through, The Baseball Talmud provides a wonderful historical narration of Major League Jewish Baseball in America. All the stats, the facts, the stories, and the (often unheralded) glory. The Baseball Talmud reveals that there is far more to Jewish baseball than Hank Greenberg's powerful slugging and Sandy Koufax's masterful control. From Ausmus to Zinn, Berg to Kinsler, Holtzman to Yeager, and many others, Megdal draws upon the lore and the little-known details that increase our enjoyment of the game, including: Which Jewish player spent a portion of his retirement as a spy Who received $50,000 and a car to quit school and join the Major Leagues How many players sat out of games scheduled on Yom Kippur Which famous player chose baseball over becoming a rabbi But this is more than just stories. Megdal, a stat geek himself, uses the wealth of modern sabermetrics to determine the greatest Jewish players at each position, the all-time Jewish All-Star Team, and how they would rate against the greatest teams in baseball history, from the 1906 Chicago Cubs to the 1998 New York Yankees. The Baseball Talmud rewrites the history of Jewish baseball and is a book that every baseball fan should own.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain

Author: Benzion Netanyahu

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322394

Category: Religion

Page: 1384

View: 1062

The Spanish Inquisition remains a fearful symbol of state terror. Its principal target was theconversos, descendants of Spanish Jews who had been forced to convert to Christianity some three generations earlier. Since thousands of them confessed to charges of practicing Judaism in secret, historians have long understood the Inquisition as an attempt to suppress the Jews of Spain. In this magisterial reexamination of the origins of the Inquisition, Netanyahu argues for a different view: that the conversos were in fact almost all genuine Christians who were persecuted for political ends. The Inquisition's attacks not only on the conversos' religious beliefs but also on their "impure blood" gave birth to an anti-Semitism based on race that would have terrible consequences for centuries to come. This book has become essential reading and an indispensable reference book for both the interested layman and the scholar of history and religion.
Posted in Religion

Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan

A Study in Survival

Author: Mordechai Zaken

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004161902

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 2433

This volume deals with the experience and the position of non-tribal Jewish subjects and their relationships with their tribal chieftains (aghas) in urban centers and villages in Kurdistan. It is based on new oral sources, diligently collected and carefully analyzed.
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An Empire of Their Own

How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Author: Neal Gabler

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307773715

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

View: 8966

A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry. The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the history of contemporary Hollywood, outsiders who dared to invent their own vision of the American Dream. Even to this day, the American values defined largely by the movies of these émigrés endure in American cinema and culture. Who these men were, how they came to dominate Hollywood, and what they gained and lost in the process is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Sportsman

Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey

Author: Dhani Jones,Jonathan Grotenstein

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609611128

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5139

With 11 seasons in the NFL, Dhani Jones had an unusually long career for a football player. But early on, Dhani thought his playing days were over. Cut by the Eagles and the Saints, he was at a professional crossroads. When the Bengals called, though, he was more than ready and in the best shape of his life. And for that, he credits his off-season. The Sportsman follows Dhani's discovery that the parts of his life, which to many seemed to be distractions—including an off-season TV show that sent him around the world to learn and compete in other sports—actually served to cross-train him in ways he'd never imagined, enabling him to become more grounded, globally aware, and, most surprisingly, a much better football player. Part travelogue, part workout guide, part inspirational memoir, The Sportsman is an invigorating account of Dhani's global sporting adventures and the lessons he learned along the way. From dragon boat racing in Singapore to carrying 300-pound rocks in Iceland and biking in Italy, Dhani's adventures taught him to be tougher, smarter, and stronger than ever. The Sportsman is a reminder that by connecting to the world through its people and customs and the spirit of competition, we empower ourselves in ways that can surpass our craziest expectations.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Author: Tom Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5681

Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography


A History of the First Arab-Israeli War

Author: Benny Morris

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300145241

Category: History

Page: 561

View: 2216

This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. Besides the military account, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Historian Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side--where the archives are still closed--is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi character of the two-stage Arab assault on the Jewish community in Palestine. He examines the dialectic between the war's military and political developments and highlights the military impetus in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. He looks both at high politics and general staff decision-making and at the nitty-gritty of combat in the battles that resulted in the emergence of the State of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab world--a humiliation that underlies the continued Arab antagonism toward Israel.--From publisher description.
Posted in History

The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible

How Scholars in Germany, Israel, and America Transformed an Ancient Text

Author: Alan T. Levenson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205180

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 2490

Tracing its history from Moses Mendelssohn to today, Alan Levenson explores the factors that shaped what is the modern Jewish Bible and its centrality in Jewish life today. The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible explains how Jewish translators, commentators, and scholars made the Bible a keystone of Jewish life in Germany, Israel and America. Levenson argues that German Jews created a religious Bible, Israeli Jews a national Bible, and American Jews an ethnic one. In each site, scholars wrestled with the demands of the non-Jewish environment and their own indigenous traditions, trying to balance fidelity and independence from the commentaries of the rabbinic and medieval world.
Posted in Religion

Defending Animals' Rights is the Right Thing to Do

Author: B. P. Robert Stephen Silverman

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 9781561710447

Category: Law

Page: 180

View: 4980

Sure to appeal to the growing numbers of vocal animal-rights advocates, this hard-hitting explanation of the concepts of animal-rights critiques our so-called "civilized" society which often condemns animals to unnecessary suffering. With an introduction by Ingrid Newkirk, Director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Posted in Law

History of the Jews

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061828092

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 9827

A national bestseller, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but he impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world. By the author of Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Eighties.
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Be A Mensch

Why Good Character Is the Key to a Life of Happiness, Health, Wealth, and Love

Author: Moshe Kaplan

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652294333

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 2415

Character development requires time, energy and commitment. Why bother? Learn from the authors of Be a Mensch; Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, MD. Menshlichkeit is the key to happiness. Howard Jonas. Good character is good business Professor Robert J. Aumann, PHD. Game Theory proves that good character builds stable, positive relationships Yakir Kaufman, MD. Good character traits are the key to good health, Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, PHD. Character development is essential to tapping our maximum potential. Judith Mishell, PhD. Good character leads to greater happiness and self-esteem. Editor Moshe Kaplan, MD, has assembled people who have achieved society s most wanted list of financial and professional goals, and they are telling us that the most important achievement in life is character development. Let this book change your life!
Posted in Religion

The Saturday Evening Post

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Page: N.A

View: 4949

Posted in Philadelphia (Pa.)

Human Accomplishment

The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950

Author: Charles Murray

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061745677

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 8074

A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.
Posted in History