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  • Robert Kraft discusses love for Israel, YU honorary doctorate

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 23, 2016 | 11:42 am

    Robert Kraft, founder, chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots, says it’s been a “thrill” to be able to expose groups, friends and players to Israel during an interview with Nachum Legal on “JM in the AM” radio program on Monday.

    “It is one of...

  • Robert Kraft on why he didn’t become a Rabbi

    May 3, 2016 | 10:09 am

    In a panel yesterday on “Stewards of the Game: The Business Leaders Behind Major Sports,” Michael Milken interviewed Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens, NASCAR Chairman Brian France, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and NBA...

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Trump a ‘very close friend’

    March 2, 2016 | 10:19 am

    Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner and prominent Jewish philanthropist, called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “very close friend of mine for over two decades” a day before the Super Tuesday primaries.

    In a statement Monday provided to The Boston Globe,...

  • Israeli soccer player earns tryout with NFL

    February 17, 2016 | 3:31 pm

    An Israeli professional soccer player will be trying out for the National Football League as a kicker.

    Gal Mesika will be the first Israeli to participate in a tryout attended by pro football scouts when he attends the free agent specialists combine in Arizona starting March 14,...

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft to receive honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University

    February 4, 2016 | 1:03 pm

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a noted philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University.

    Kraft, a noted philanthropist, also will deliver the keynote address at the New York Jewish school’s 85th commencement ceremony at Madison Square Garden in...

  • What Patriots owner Robert Kraft has done for the Jews

    November 23, 2015 | 12:27 pm

    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...

  • Israel’s football team playing Spain in first international game

    August 25, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Israel’s national football team will compete in Spain in its first official international game.

    The Israelis will play the Spanish national team on Sunday in a bid to qualify for the International Federation of American Football’s B-Group International Tournament in 2016.


  • 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...

  • Tom Brady has a menorah

    January 30, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Celebrated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a couple of Jewish connections.

    Since 2012, his brother-in-law has been Kevin Youkilis, the former all-star third baseman for the Boston Red Sox who’s now retired from baseball. The owner of the Patriots, the only team...

  • 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...

  • Patriots Owner Scores Big Among Jews, Too

    By JTA Staff

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    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...