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September 11, 2013

Choosing the Chosen Jocks

Marc Tracy discusses how the figures of varying athletic abilities in the book Jewish Jocks were selected.

Max Lakin

The perception of Jews and athletic incompetence was hardly in doubt when I was in grade school and lobbing bricks off netless rims in Queens. The unique pain of pickup ball for the bar-mitzvah set receives some balm with Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, a survey of the Chosen in sport, edited by Marc Tracy and Franklin Foer of The New Republic.

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