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  • Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy

    September 6, 2016 | 3:30 pm

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 billion stadium.

    Music lovers would have found the deep, uneven sound revolting, but the Nordic...

  • 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...