Jewish Sports Review
EditorsEphraim Moxson; Shel Wallman
Staff writersNeil Keller; Stan Ramati
CategoriesJewish Sports
PublisherEphraim Moxson; Shel Wallman
First issueMay–June 1997[1]
Based inLos Angeles[2]

Jewish Sports Review (JSR) was a bi-monthly magazine that operated from 1997 to 2022.[3][4][5][6][7][excessive citations] Its editors were Ephraim Moxson and Shel Wallman.

The magazine identified Jewish athletes, including professionals,[4][5] college players,[8][9][10][11][12][excessive citations] athletes in international competition,[13] and selected high school athletes.[14]


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As to his inspiration for launching the magazine, Wallman said: "I was always curious to know who was Jewish as a kid. And there wasn't a list."[15]

Jewish Sports Review ceased publication on September 16, 2022.[7]


JSR provided information as to who is Jewish in the sports world.[4][5] JSR's criteria for determining an athlete as Jewish was: at least one parent is Jewish, he did not practice any other religion during his athletic career, and he self-identifies as ethnically Jewish.[15][16][17] If an athlete has a Jewish parent but was raised in, or converted to, another faith, or indicated to JSR that he did not wish to be considered Jewish, he is excluded (even though under Jewish law he might be considered Jewish).[16] Athletes were asked whether or not they wish to be identified as Jewish before they were included in the Review.[18] JSR also listed athletes frequently misidentified as Jewish.[5][19]


When the American Jewish Historical Society published a set of baseball cards of Jews in the major leagues, the project founder, Martin Abramowitz of Jewish Major Leaguers Inc., relied on research by JSR.[15][20][21] Also, when the Israel Baseball League was active, teams in it would recruit top college baseball players from the JSR's Jewish All-Americans in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III.[22]

Peter Horvitz, in The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes (2007), calls Wallman the "best and most dependable source of up-to-date information on the subject" of Jews in sports.[23] Joseph Siegman, in his 2005 book Jewish Sports Legends, listed Moxson as a distinguished authority on sports.[24] The New York Times reported that JSR "aims to be rigorously comprehensive",[3] and Sports Illustrated called JSR "tireless in its service mission".[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Subscriptions". Jewish Sports Review. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "About Us". Jewish Sports Review. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Solomon, John (October 25, 1998). "Neighborhood Report – Upper West Side – Honoring, Yes, The Jewish Athlete". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Breakdown of Tampa's Star Designated Hitter Mike Schwartz". The Minaret. April 28, 2010. Archived from the original on May 9, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e Steve Rushin (February 7, 2000). "There's burgeoning subculture of devoted sports fans for". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  6. ^ Ziegel, Vic (January 13, 2000). "Film Recalls Greenberg War Vs. Pitchers, Prejudice". Retrieved May 12, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Jewish Sports Review - Home". Retrieved 2022-09-26.
  8. ^ "Hard work works for Kavitsky". Courier-Post. April 22, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  9. ^ "Washington University Athletics". May 6, 2010. Archived from the original on May 9, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  10. ^ "Jacobs, Kavitsky honored for softball efforts". July 25, 2008. Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  11. ^ "UAB Women's Soccer Player Pam Cooney Named To Jewish Sports Review 2004 Women's Soccer All-America Team :: Sophomore garners first-team honors". January 27, 2005. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  12. ^ "Jewish Sports Review honors lacrosse player". August 20, 2004. Archived from the original on August 6, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  13. ^ "Jewish Stars". Cleveland Jewish News. February 12, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  14. ^ Casper, Joshua (March 24, 2004). "Yale's Jewish basketball players make their mark". Jewish Ledger. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  15. ^ a b c Ephross, Peter (September 22, 2004). "A 'holy alliance'? Ties between U.S. Jews and baseball go deep". Jewish Ledger. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  16. ^ a b ""The phone book's here, the phone book's here!" * » Kaplan's Korner on Jews and Sports". New Jersey Jewish News. January 4, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  17. ^ Rodman, Edmon J. "Duo celebrating bar mitzvah of counting Jewish athletes". JTA. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  18. ^ Bloom, Nate (March 2007). "Interfaith Celebrities Play Ball". Retrieved June 15, 2015.[dead link]
  19. ^ "Sports Desk". The New York Sun. February 6, 2007. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  20. ^ Lowenfish, Lee (March 24, 2006). "New Cards Mine Baseball's Jewish Bench". Forward. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  21. ^ Cobb, Nathan (October 13, 2003). "Tribute is in the cards for Jewish ballplayers". Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  22. ^ Wieczorek, Allie (September 12, 2007). "From Kelly Field to the 'Field of Dreams'". Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  23. ^ Peter Horvitz (April 2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and The 150 Greatest JEwish Sports Stars. SP Books. ISBN 9781561719075. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  24. ^ Joseph Siegman (2000). Jewish Sports Legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame. Brassey's. ISBN 9781574882841. Retrieved May 12, 2010.