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 start-up companies. He encouraged Israel's entrepreneurs to enter the contest. Among the many Israeli applicants that entered last year, Joy Tunes reached the finals.
Robert Kraft, Jewish businessman and philanthropist, nearly leapt through the glass window of his skybox at the Superdome in New Orleans as the clock ticked down and the 20-17 victory over the heavily favored St. Louis Rams brought the team he owns, the New England Patriots, its first Super Bowl title. Along with his wife, Myra, Kraft has been heavily involved in Jewish and non-Jewish projects throughout New England, New York and Israel.