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The New York Times Book ReviewIn recent years, a cottage industry has grown up around the Jewish athlete…Jewish Jocks represents the high end of this quirky pursuit…the book gathers 50 brief portraits from some of the biggest names in journalism and academia. Their essays follow no particular pattern, the common denominator being the exceptionally high quality of the writing. Jews are profiled in everything from broadcasting and management to fencing and bullfighting. It's an odd mix, but it works for two reasons. First, much of the Jewish influence in sports has occurred beyond the locker room. Second, let's be honest: the Jewish bench is far too thin to support 50 tales of athletic immortality.