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  1. Garnel Ironheart says:

    > So perhaps it’s not too fanciful to hope that Tuesday’s confluence of parade and prayer proves to be a good sign – for a positive response to the latter.

    Of course, if you’re a Patriots fine, Tuesday’s parade means that anyone who thinks they’re perfect, the ultimate example of their culture, and without self-doubt as to the rightness of their cause can be felled at the most unexpected time.

    Does that mean Chareidim in Boston have reason to be worried instead of celebratory at the Superbowl result?

  2. Barzilai says:

    Nothing wrong with deriving hashkafa lessons from sports. I have always felt that the steadfast and eternal confidence of Chicago Cubs fans was a heartening, if prosaic, example of Tzipisa Li’yeshua. Le’havdil.

    “Wait till next year!!!”

  3. Steve Brizel says:

    I think that there are at least two important lessons in the form of a Mussar Haskel from that wonderful Giants victory. A successful team wins by being united. Moreover, even someone who has been severely criticized is capable of greatness.

  4. Bob Miller says:

    It got me thinking about the parade NYC will throw for the Jews after we win.

  5. mycroft says:

    think that there are at least two important lessons in the form of a Mussar Haskel from that wonderful Giants victory. A successful team wins by being united. Moreover, even someone who has been severely criticized is capable of greatness.

    Comment by Steve Brizel

    there is nothing to learn from a Giants victory-except to keep away from Parades of drunks. Jewish angle-zero-if anything owner of Patriots is proud of his Jewishness-gives money to Israeli causes-has recently brought 2 Patriots every year to Israel. Has even been known to lend out the stadium for alumni/fundraising events for the Hebrew High School that he went to decades ago.
    If anything the Agudah should pray against NY teams winning-it causes interference for their office-parades-and since moreJews in NYC area there will be more bittul Torah when NY teams win.

  6. cvmay says:

    In Amereica there was minute publicity or roar from Roshei Yeshiva, Rabbanim or Mechenchim, to participate or include special tefillahs into last Tuesday’s “YOM TEFILLAH”. IMHO the Torah Kehilla in America is drifting further and further away from concerns and conflicts that are daily occurences in Eretz Yisroel.

  7. Baruch Horowitz says:

    “there is nothing to learn from a Giants victory-except to keep away from Parades of drunks”.

    You have a point; a sports fan I am friendly with went to a Yankee parade, and reported to me that he was jostled by the crowds and was also, unfortunately, pickpocketed. He is decidedly less excited now about these parades. Nevertheless, I think that there is a more important lesson which may be observed than the risk of the crushing crowds, in addition to those ideas already mentioned.

    For whatever reason, sports bring out strong feelings, positive or negative, in athletes as well as in the spectators. Be’eir Mayim Chaim(Vayishlach) writes that Shechem ben Chamor’s enthusiasm and alacrity to get his city to fulfill the Shevatim’s agreement serves as an example for matters of Avodas Hashem; one might make a similar observation regarding sporting competitions and celebrations.

  8. Bob Miller says:

    Mycroft, here is a sorry part of the Patriots’ team operations that you neglected to mention:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d806ab830&template=with-video&confirm=true

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