ARCHIVES: In early 20th century, sports were measure of ‘Jewish manhood’ J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| July 6, 2022

Why dont more Jews play sports? In 1911, that question was on the mind of Rabbi Martin Meyer, who favored the moral and physical virtues of a nice outdoor game. While it may be sporadically noted that a Jew participates in athletic events, or [is] a participant in outdoor sports, we anticipate the day when it will be the rule and not the exception, Martin wrote in an editorial in this paper