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‘Jewish Jocks’ Wins National Jewish Book Award

A home run for the anthology about Jewish sports figures famous and forgotten Read More

By / January 15, 2013

Marc Tracy and Franklin Foer’s new collection Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, a series of essays profiling some of the most influential Jewish personalities in the world of sports, has won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for best Anthology. Jonathan D. Sarna’s When General Grant Expelled the Jews, published by our cousins at Nextbook Press, is a finalist in the American Jewish Studies category. You can view the full list of award-winners here.

Tracy, a former Tablet staff writer and longtime friend of Jewcy (he wrote about Krusty The Clown, the great Jewish entertainer on The Simpsons, for our Network Jews series), recently stopped by Tablet’s podcast, Vox Tablet, where he and Foer discussed some of the lesser-known Jewish athletes featured in the book—such as Sidney Franklin, the bullfighter from Brooklyn—as well as bigger names like Oakland Raiders manager Al Davis. Have a listen:

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2012 National Jewish Book Award Winners [Jewish Book Council]
Previously: Network Jews: Krusty the Clown, Jewish Entertainer on ‘The Simpsons’