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  • What Patriots owner Robert Kraft has done for the Jews

    5 days ago

    On Monday night, the undefeated New England Patriots will observe a moment of silence before their NFL game against the Buffalo Bills to memorialize Ezra Schwartz, the Jewish 18-year-old from Sharon, Massachusetts, who was killed last week by a Palestinian gunman in the West...

  • Patriots to hold moment of silence for Ezra Schwartz before Monday night game

    5 days ago

    The New England Patriots will have a moment of silence in honor of slain American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz prior to their “Monday Night Football” game against the Buffalo Bills.

    A spokesman for the Patriots confirmed the tribute to JTA on Monday morning, the day of the game....

  • Patriots star Julian Edelman blows through Israel

    August 25, 2015 | 10:16 am

    Ever since New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman’s breakout performance in the Super Bowl last February, football fans have wondered whether they could proudly count him as a member of the tribe.

    His latest trip to Israel certainly helps them make the case. Few NFL...

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft: NFL suspension of Tom Brady ‘unfathomable’

    July 29, 2015 | 10:32 am

    Robert Kraft, the Jewish owner of the New England Patriots, slammed the National Football League for suspending Tom Brady, his team’s star quarterback, for the first four games of the upcoming season.

    In a statement Wednesday, Kraft called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s...

  • Former Patriots star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    April 15, 2015 | 8:51 am

    Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

    A Massachusetts jury found Hernandez,...

  • In Tel Aviv, it’s Super Bowl Early Monday Morning

    February 2, 2015 | 11:57 am

    There were wings, beers, giant TV screens, and football fans wearing New England Patriots sweatshirts and Seattle Seahawks jerseys. If not for the fact that it was 1 a.m. and former Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid stood in the center of the bar, it could have been mistaken for...

  • What Jewish ethics tell us about ‘Deflategate’

    January 27, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    “Deflategate,” the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots that has made national news, made its way to a Houston business conference led by a rabbi.

    Rabbi Yossi Grossman, dean of the Jewish Ethics Institute, on Monday transformed the football prattle into a high-minded...

  • Best bet: Super Bowl winner donating long-shot’s payoff to charity

    February 8, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    The Jewish owner of a real estate company in New York is donating his $50,000 winnings from a Super Bowl bet to charity.

    Jona Rechnitz, 29, of New York, had wagered $1,000 on Super Sunday at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas that the New York Giants would score first—on a safety.

  • How a Jewish doctor turned a Santa Monica pub into New York Giants territory

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 2, 2012 | 10:57 pm

    This Sunday, with millions watching around the world, it won’t be tough to find a TV tuned to the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. But for Giants fans in Los Angeles looking for a raucous and supportive crowd, O’Briens Irish Pub in Santa Monica...

  • Super Bowl features super Jewish philanthropists

    January 31, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    When the New York Giants and New England Patriots take the field for Sunday’s Super Bowl, most of the country will focus on the athletes wearing the jerseys. However, from a Jewish perspective, the story behind these football franchises comes from those wearing suits in the...

  • Yes, Virginia, there are Jews in Super Bowl history

    January 31, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    With less than a minute to play in the biggest football game of his life, Jewish punter Josh Miller wanted a ham sandwich.

    “I was hungry,” he said in an interview, recalling one of his many thoughts from Super Bowl XXXIX, when his New England Patriots edged the Philadelphia...

  • Bob Kraft: New England Patriots’ Jewish owner

    January 23, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    When the National Football League lockout ended this past August, Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday praised Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots stating, “Without him, this deal does not get done, he is a man who helped us save football.” Now just six short months...

  • Mass. governor launches second phase of Mass Challenge

    March 8, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is on a high-profile business and trade mission in Israel promoting job-creating partnerships between the two regions.

    Patrick on Monday launched the second phase of Mass Challenge, a four-year, $1 million worldwide competition for innovative...