12/03/2012 09:06 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2013

9 Jewish Athletes and Their Fascinating Tales (PHOTOS)

Franklin Foer and I (we're both at The New Republic) have just published a book called "Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame." More than 50 essays by 50 great writers, we aimed to put together a collage showing that Jewish engagement with sports is little different from Jewish engagement with film, literature, music, law, or most anything else: a few genuine talents here; some brilliant, innovative, influential minds there; and fascinating characters throughout.

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