Tonight is the first night of Hannukah, which means that across the country millions of Jewish people will be gathering together to celebrate their heritage. While Jews have long been a minority in the sports world, now more than ever there are a number of very successful Jewish athletes in a number of different areas. While jokes like this will always be kind of funny, they’re really a thing of the past:

These top Jewish performers have become a key part of every pro sport, and while they may not be as numerous as their gentile counterparts, they have proven themselves by being named All-Stars and MVPs and by winning gold medals. With famous names like Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax paving the way for them before, here are The 12 Best Current Jewish Athletes. Sorry, Amar'e.

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