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To Ebbets FieldSport and the American-Jewish Experience$
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Peter Levine

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001

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Jews and Professional Basketball, 1900–1950

Jews and Professional Basketball, 1900–1950

(p.52) 3 Jews and Professional Basketball, 1900–1950
To Ebbets Field

Peter Levine

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the participation of Jewish Americans in professional basketball during the period from 1900 to 1950 in the U.S. Some of the prominent Jewish players during this period included Max Zaslofsky who played for the Chicago Stags, Max Friedman who played for the New York Whirlwinds and Jammy Moskowitz who played for the Brooklyn Eagles. This chapter suggests that for both adults and children, appreciation of and connection to Jewish basketball encouraged assimilation to unfold within the rich fabric of the ethnic, Jewish world in which they lived.

Keywords:   Jewish Americans, basketball, U.S, Max Zaslofsky, Max Friedman, Jammy Moskowitz, Chicago Stags, New York Whirlwinds, Brooklyn Eagles

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