‘The Hefty Hebrew’: Boxing and British-Jewish Identity, 1890–1960

  title={‘The Hefty Hebrew’: Boxing and British-Jewish Identity, 1890–1960},
  author={David Gareth Dee},
  journal={Sport in History},
  pages={361 - 381}
  • D. Dee
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • History
  • Sport in History
Between the late 1890s and early 1950s, British boxing was dominated by Jews of Russian and Eastern European migrant origin. In a wider sense, an analysis of boxing can add to our understanding of broader social changes occurring within British Jewry during this roughly 60-year period. However, involvement in boxing during these years (whether as amateurs or professionals, as boxers, managers, promoters, coaches or spectators) also had a noticeable direct impact on the identity of scores of… 
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