Frank Foer co-edited the new book Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, which profiles not only famous athletes like Sandy Koufax but lesser known figures such as the boxer Benny Leonard and the fencer Helene Mayer. There’s only one golfer in the book—Corey Pavin—and he converted to Christianity before winning his one major championship, the US Open. What accounts for the dearth of notable Jewish golfers?
You can watch the whole conversation on Bloggingheads.tv.
Follow Robert Wright on Twitter: @robertwrighter
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
- ESPN Story Alleges Ravens, NFL Are Scapegoating Ray Rice in Coverup
- Dean of Islamic Studies at University of Karachi is Murdered Amid "Blasphemy" Allegations
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.