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Mike Bloom, US, NBA 6' 6" forward/center, ABA All-American[181]

Bernard Opper, US, NBL & ABL 5' 10" guard, All-American at University of Kentucky

Jon Scheyer, US, All-American Duke University 6' 5" shooting guard & point guard (Maccabi Tel Aviv)[206]

Sidney Tannenbaum, US, BAA 6' 0" guard, 2x All-American, left as NYU all-time scorer




Sue Bird, US & Israel, WNBA 5' 9" point guard, 2x Olympic champion, 11x All-Star (Seattle Storm)


Larry Brown, US, ABA 5' 9" point guard, 3x ABA All-Star, 3x assists leader, NCAA National Championship coach (1988), NBA coach, Olympic champion, Basketball Hall of Fame[2][177]

Red Holzman, US, BAA & NBA 5' 10" guard, 2x All-Star, & NBA coach, NBA Coach of the Year, Hall of Fame

Donna Orender (née Chait), US, Women's Pro Basketball League 5' 7" point guard, All-Star, former WNBA president

Dolph Schayes, US, NBA 6' 7" forward/center, 3x FT% leader, 1x rebound leader, 12x All-Star, Hall of Fame, & coach (father of Danny Schayes)

Barney Sedran, US, Hudson River League & New York State League 5' 4" guard, Hall of Fame Joe Alexander, US & Israel, 6' 8" forward (Ironi Nahariya)

Amar'e Stoudemire, US & Israel, NBA 6' 10" power forward/center, 6× NBA All-Star, NBA Rookie of the Year (2003), 5× All-NBA Team

Max Zaslofsky, US, NBA 6' 2" guard/forward, 1x FT% leader, 1x points leader, All-Star, ABA coach[2]


Red Auerbach, US, player for George Washington University; U.S., Hall of Fame-inducted coach of the Boston Celtics

Marty Friedman, US, 5' 7" guard & coach, Hall of Fame[2]

Nancy Lieberman, US, WNBA 5' 10" point guard, general manager, & coach, Olympic silver, Hall of Fame[177]

·         Ben Auerbach, US, 6' 1" guard[175]

·         Deni Avdija, Israel, 6' 9" forward (Washington Wizards)[176]

·         Sam Balter, US, 5' 10" guard, Olympic champion[2][177]

·         Miki Berkovich, Israel, 6'4" shooting guard

·         David Blatt, US & Israel, Israeli Premier Basketball League 6' 3.5" point guard, coached Russia National Basketball Team, Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv to EuroLeague Championship, EuroLeague Coach of the Year, 4x Israeli League Coach of the Year, former Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, head coach of Turkish club Darussafaka[179][180]

·         David Blu (formerly "Bluthenthal"), US & Israel, EuroLeague 6' 7" power forward (Maccabi Tel Aviv)[182]

·         Moysés Blás, Brazil, Olympics 5' 11" guard[183]

·         Harry Boykoff, US, NBA 6' 10" center[184]

·         Tal Brody, US & Israel, EuroLeague 6' 2" shooting guard[2]

·         Omri Casspi, Israel, NBA 6' 9" small forward, drafted in 1st round of 2009 NBA draft, for Memphis Grizzlies (Maccabi Tel Aviv)[185]

·         Steve Chubin, US, ABA 6' 3" guard[186]

·         Alex Chubrevich, Israel & Russia, Premier League 7' 0" center (Maccabi Haifa)[187]

·         Alysha Clark, US-Israel, WNBA 5' 11" small forward (Washington Mystics)[188]

·         Jeff Cohen, US, ABL 6' 7" power forward[189]

·         Shawn Dawson, Israel, 6' 6" small forward/shooting guard (Club Joventut Badalona)[190]

·         Shay Doron, Israel & US, WNBA 5' 9" guard (Maccabi Ashdod)[191]

·         Lior Eliyahu, Israel, EuroLeague 6' 9" power forward, 2006 NBA draft (Orlando Magic; traded to Houston Rockets), playing in the EuroCup (European top tier) (Maccabi Ashdod)[19]

·         Jordan Farmar, US, NBA 6' 2" point guard[192]

·         Jack Garfinkel, US, NBA 6' 0" guard[193]

·         Tamir Goodman, US-Israel, 6' 3"[194]

·         Ernie Grunfeld, Romania-born US, NBA 6' 6" guard/forward & GM, Olympic champion[195]

·         Yotam Halperin, Israel, EuroLeague 6' 5" guard, drafted in 2006 NBA draft by Seattle SuperSonics (Hapoel Jerusalem)[19]

·         Sonny Hertzberg, US, NBA 5' 9" point guard, original NY Knickerbocker[38]

·         Art Heyman, US, NBA 6' 5" forward/guard[38]

·         Nat Holman, US, ABL 5' 11" guard & coach, Hall of Fame[2]

·         Eban Hyams, India-Israel-Australia, Australian National Basketball League & Israeli Super League 6' 5" guard (Haryana Gold), first-ever Indian national to play in ULEB competitions[196]

·         Oded Kattash, Israel, Premier League 6' 4" point guard & coach[197]

·         Joel Kramer, US, NBA 6' 7" forward (Phoenix Suns)[198]

·         Sylven Landesberg, US-Israel-Austria, EuroLeague 6' 6" former UVA shooting guard/small forward (Zhejiang Golden Bulls)[199]

·         Rudy LaRusso, US, NBA 6' 7" forward/center, 5x All-Star[200]

·         Howard Lassoff, US/Israel, 6' 10" center, six-time Israeli Basketball League Champion with Macabi Tel Aviv.[201]

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·         Yam Madar, Israel, 6' 3" guard (Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C.) drafted by the NBA's Boston Celtics in 2020

·         Gal Mekel, Israel, 6' 3" point guard (Pallacanestro Reggiana)[202]

·         Yogev Ohayon, Israel, Super League 6' 2" point guard (Hapoel Holon)

·         Josh Pastner, US, NCAA 6' 0" guard & coach[204]

·         Zack Rosen, US, Super League 6' 1" point guard[187]

·         Lennie Rosenbluth, US, NBA 6' 4" forward[195]

·         Avi Schafer, Japan, B.League, 6' 10" center (Shiga Lakestars)[205]

·         Danny Schayes, US, NBA 6' 11" center/forward (son of Dolph Schayes)[38]

·         Ossie Schectman, US, NBA 6' 0" guard, scorer of first NBA basket[195]

·         [2]

·         Tiago Splitter, Brazil, NBA 6' 11" power forward/center[207]

·         Alex Tyus, US & Israel, 6' 8" power forward/center (UNICS Kazan)[208]

·         Neal Walk, US, NBA 6' 10" center[38]

·         Spencer Weisz, US & Israel, Premier League 6' 4" shooting guard/small forward (Hapoel Be'er Sheva)[209][210]

·         Jamila Wideman, US, WNBA 5' 6" guard


Barry Asher, US, 10 PBA titles, PBA Hall of Fame

Marshall Holman, US, 22 PBA titles (11th all-time); PBA Hall of Fame

Mark Roth, US, 34 PBA titles (5th all-time); PBA Hall of Fame




Jews aren’t exactly new to the boxing ring. The history of Jewish boxers goes back a full century, and in the 2016 book “Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing,” author Mike Silver details the impressive careers of over a hundred Jewish boxers in New York City throughout the early 20th century. In the 1920s, Jewish boxing legends Barney Ross, Morris Scheer, Benny Leonard, Lew Tendler and Ruby Goldstein, to mention a few, were household names within the city’s Jewish community. And not only did they box – they won. A lot.

Barney Aaron (Young), English-born US lightweight, Hall of Fame

Salamo Arouch (The Ballet Dancer), Greece & Israel, the Middleweight Champion of Greece 1938, and the All-Balkans Middleweight Champion 1939

Abraham Washington Attell often referred to by newspapers as "The Little Hebrew", was a boxer who became known for his record-setting, six year consecutive reign as World Featherweight Champion from 1906-1912, and his nearly consecutive ten-year reign starting in 1902. Hall of Fame

Monte Attell ("The Knob Hill Terror"), US, bantamweight Champion.

Maximilian Adelbert Baer (Madcap Maxie) world heavyweight champion from June 14, 1934, to June 13, 1935. His fights (1933 win over Max Schmeling, 1935 loss to James J. Braddock) were both rated Fight of the Year by The Ring . Baer is rated #22 on The Ring magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Max Baer wore a Star of David on his trunks. He was the father of actor Max Baer Jr.(Jethro on the Beverly Hillbillies)

Benny Bass ("Little Fish"), US, world champion featherweight & world champion junior lightweight, 1927–29, Hall of Fame[

Fabrice Benichou, France, world champion super bantamweight 1989 

Jack Kid Berg (Judah Bergman), England, world champion light welterweight 1930, wore a Star of David on his trunks, Hall of Fame

Maxie Berger, Canada, flyweight, junior welterweight, and welterweight, wore a Star of David on his trunks.

Samuel Berger, US, Olympic champion heavyweight 1904

Jack Bernstein (also "John Dodick", "Kid Murphy", and "Young Murphy"), US, world champion junior lightweight 1923

Nathan "Nat" Bor, US, Olympic Bronze lightweight 1932

Mushy Callahan (Vincente Sheer), US, world champion light welterweight 1926-30

Joe Choynski ("Chrysanthemum Joe"), US, heavyweight, Hall of Fame .

Robert Cohen, French & Algerian, world champion bantamweight 1954-56

Al "Bummy" Davis (Abraham Davidoff), US, welterweight & lightweight, wore a Star of David on his trunks

Louis "Red" Deutsch, US, heavyweight, later famous as the proprietor of the Tube Bar in Jersey City, New Jersey and inspiration for Moe Szyslak on The Simpsons

Carolina Duer ("The Turk"), Argentine, WBO world champion superflyweight 2010,and

Carolina Raquel Duer an Argentine boxer. She formerly held the International Boxing Federation (IBF)

bantamweight title, the World Boxing Organization

(WBO) bantamweight, and earlier the WBO super flyweight championship. 

Jackie “Jackie” Fields (Jacob Finkelstein) was an American professional boxer who won the World Welterweight Championship twice 1929 & Olympic champion featherweight 1924, Hall of Fame. Fields was elected to the United Savings-Helms Hall of Boxing Fame in 1972, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1987, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Hagar Finer, Israel, WIBF champion bantamweight 2009

Yuri Foreman, Belarusian-born Israeli US middleweight and World Boxing Association champion super welterweight 2009

Alexander Frenkel, undefeated cruiserweight who retired early.

György Gedó, Hungary, Olympic champion light flyweight 1972

Abe Goldstein, US, world champion bantamweight 1924

Reuven Ruby Goldstein ("Ruby the Jewel of the Ghetto"), US, He was a serious World Lightweight Championship contender in the 1920s, and became one of U.S. most trusted and respected boxing referees in the 1950s

Roman Greenberg ("The Lion from Zion"), Israel, International Boxing Organization's Intercontinental champion heavyweight

Stéphane Haccoun, France, featherweight, super featherweight, and junior lightweight

·          Alphonse Halimi ("La Petite Terreur"), France, world champion bantamweight 1957

Harry Harris ("The Human Hairpin"), US, world champion bantamweight 1901-02

Abe "The Newsboy" Hollandersky, US, Panamanian heavyweight champion, American welterweight reputed to have fought 1,000 fights.

Gary Jacobs, Scottish, British, Commonwealth, and European (EBU) champion welterweight[227]

Harry Isaacs, South Africa, Olympic bronze medalist 1928

Pavlo Ishchenko ("Wild Man"), Ukraine/Israel, bantamweight & lightweight, 2x European Amateur Boxing Championships medalist, and European Games medalist

Gary Jacobs, Scottish, British, Commonwealth, and European (EBU) champion welterweight

Ben Jeby (Morris Jebaltowsky), US,  world champion middleweight 1933

Yoel Judah, US, 3x world champion kickboxer and boxer & trainer

Zab Judah ("Super"), US, world champion junior welterweight & world champion welterweight

David "Star David" Kaminsky, Israel, junior lightweight

Louis Kaplan ("Kid Kaplan"), Russian-born US, world champion featherweight, Hall of Fame

Julie Kogon, US, 1947 New England Lightweight Champion; Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame

Solly Krieger ("Danny Auerbach"), US, world champion middleweight 1938-39

Benny Leonard (Benjamin Leiner; "The Ghetto Wizard"), US, world champion lightweight 1917-25, Hall of Fame

Battling Levinsky (Barney Lebrowitz), US, world champion light heavyweight 1916-20, Hall of Fame

King Levinsky (Harry Kraków), US, heavyweight, also known as Kingfish Levinsky

Harry Lewis (Harry Besterman), US, world champion welterweight 1908-11

Ted "Kid" Lewis (Gershon Mendeloff), England, world champion welterweight (1915-1916, 1917-1919), Hall of Fame

Sammy Luftspring, Canada, Canadian champion welterweight, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Saoul Mamby, US, world champion junior welterweight

Al McCoy (Alexander Rudolph), US, world champion middleweight 1914-17[2]

Daniel Mendoza, England, England Champion welterweight and heavyweight 1784-95, Hall of Fame

Michael Michaelsen, Denmark, Olympic bronze heavyweight 1928 and European Champion 1930 

Samuel Mosberg, US, Olympic champion lightweight 1920

Bob Olin, US, world champion light heavyweight 1934-35

Victor Perez ("Young"), Tunisia, world champion flyweight 1931-32

Harold Reitman ("The Boxing Doctor"), professional heavyweight, fought while working as surgeon, Golden Gloves champion

Charley Phil Rosenberg (Charles Green) was the World Bantamweight Champion from 1925 to 1927. His trainers were the legendary Ray Arcel, and Whitey Bimstein, and his manager was Harry Segal

Dana Rosenblatt ("Dangerous"), US, world champion middleweight IBA 1999


Max Everitt “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloomwore a Star of David on his trunks, He was World Light Heavyweight Champion was inducted into The Ring's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1972, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.

Barney Ross (born Dov-Ber "Beryl" David Rosofsky was an American professional boxer. Ross became a world champion in three weight divisions and was a decorated veteran of World War II. His father died and Ross was on his own at age 14. He took the new name "Barney Ross." Ross was soon an Intercity Golden Gloves and Chicago Golden Gloves champion[1][5] in 1929 at the age of 19 and went on to dominate the lighter divisions as a pro. lightweightjunior welterweight and welterweight. He was never knocked out in 81 fights and held his title against some of the best competition in the history of the sport. Ross defeated great Hall-of-Fame champions like Jimmy McLarnin and Tony Canzoneri in epic battles that drew crowds of more than 50,000. Hall of Fame.

Mike Rossman (Michael Albert DiPiano; "The Jewish Bomber"), US, world champion light heavyweight, wore Star of David on trunks

Shamil Sabirov, Russia, Olympic champion light flyweight

Dmitry Salita ("Star of David"), US, North American Boxing Association champion light welterweight

Cletus Seldin ("Hebrew Hammer"), US, light welterweight, welterweight, WBC International Silver junior welterweight champion

Szapsel Rotholc, Poland, flyweight

Isadore "Corporal Izzy" Schwartz ("The Ghetto Midget"), US, world champion flyweight

Abe Simon ("Big Abe Simon"), US, Last Jewish fighter to fight for the heavyweight title

Al Singer ("The Bronx Beauty"), US, world champion lightweight

Bruce "The Mouse" Strauss, middleweight, only fighter to be knocked out on six continents

"Lefty" Lew Tendler was an American boxer. He is generally considered one of the best boxers to never have won a world title, though he was a top rated contender for both the world light and welterweight championships. wore a Star of David on his trunks; Hall of Fame

Sid Terris ("Ghost of the Ghetto"), US, lightweight, wore a Star of David on his trunks. He was a top rated American lightweight boxing contender from the lower East Side of Manhattan. He excelled as an amateur, winning fifty straight bouts and taking Metropolitan, New York State, National AAU, and both National Sammy Mandell in an elimination bout for the World Lightweight and International titles. On February 6, 1925, he lost to Sammy Mandell in the Championship.

Matt Wells, England, lightweight champion of Great Britain and world champion welterweight

Victor Zilberman, Romania, welterweight, Olympic bronze medalist



Bull Fighting

Sidney Franklin (born Sidney Frumkin) was the first American to become a successful matador, the most senior level of bullfighter. He fought bulls in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, and Panama.

In Death in the AfternoonErnest Hemingway wrote:

Franklin is brave with a cold, serene and intelligent valor but instead of being awkward and ignorant he is one of the most skillful, graceful and slow manipulators of a cape fighting today. His repertoire with the cape is enormous but he does not attempt by a varied repertoire to escape from the performance of the veronica as the base of his cape work and his veronicas are classical, very emotional, and beautifully timed and executed. You will find no Spaniard who ever saw him fight who will deny his artistry and excellence with the cape.