Nowhere in the Torah does it say: “And on the seventh day, God played soccer.” Which is too bad for observant Jewish youths who would love to take advantage of the many local sports leagues that play on Saturdays.
You know the old saying: Behind every Hall of Fame football coach stands a 5-foot, 4-inch Jewish cattle dealer with good hands, a big heart and a "Yiddishe kop." For Earl “Curly” Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, that man was Nate Abrams. Just a little kosher food for thought while watching Sunday's Super Bowl XLV between the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Last year The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raised about $4.5 million at Super Sunday 2004, about $800,000 more than 2003's Super Sunday success. The money will fund agencies such as Jewish Family Service and Jewish Vocational Service, as these two critical-needs agencies join other non-profits in bracing for state and federal cutbacks.
You know that strange window of time Sunday morning before the Super Bowl starts, when you don't want to start anything that won't be finished by kickoff, but you've still got to find something to do? Sinai Temple, nearly a dozen other local Conservative men's clubs and the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs have an idea: try joining 10,000 others who will be wrapping tefillin.