Gary Belsky, former Editor-in-Chief of ‘ESPN The Magazine’ and an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at NYU, is co-author, with Neil Fine, of the new book, ‘On the Origins of Sports,’ in which they set out to understand why and how sports have become so important to us. The authors gather the original rules, history and miscellany of the world’s 21 most popular sports in one volume. By taking readers back in history to learn the lore behind these sports and how they have changed over time, they give fans a new context for watching and competing in games.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for Mr. Belsky to sign. Admission: Temple Israel Members – $18.00; Non-Members – $20.00. Lunch is included in the price of admission.