web analytics
March 4, 2015 / 13 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


YU Crashes Super Bowl with Its Own Halftime Show

Last February, close to 3,000 people tuned in to watch YU's first-ever Torah Halftime Show.
YU football

Photo Credit: Yori Yanover

All-star lineup of Yeshiva University faculty members to tackle “Torah and Sports” during Super Bowl XLVII

Yeshiva University announced on Monday that it would air its second annual YU Torah Halftime Show during Super Bowl XLVII, the February 3 showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, LA.

The 20-minute online experience will feature exciting and inspiring presentations on “Torah and Sports” from an all-star lineup of YU faculty members, including Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future; Charlie Harary, clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at Sy Syms School of Business; and C.B. Neugroschl, head of school at Yeshiva University High School for Girls.

Last February, close to 3,000 people tuned in to watch YU’s first-ever Torah Halftime Show.

“Last year, the media became obsessed with the unabashed on-field religious exploits of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, and spirituality in sports became a hot topic. We realized that merging spirituality and sports was right up our alley, so we began speaking with some of the Roshei Yeshiva and the idea flowed naturally from there,” said Moshe Isaacson, YU’s director of interactive marketing. “This specially-produced video will focus on the Jewish lessons that can be gleaned from football and the Super Bowl.”

Noted speaker Charlie Harary will examine the importance of focus and the virtue of patience in today’s high-tech and social media-driven world; Rabbi Kenneth Brander will offer insights from Parshat Yitro on the benefits of perseverance and resilience, even as an outsider; and C.B. Neugroschl will discuss incorporating enthusiasm and excitement into our daily lives.

“Everyone enjoys the pageantry surrounding the Super Bowl. With so many people coming together to watch the game, it just makes sense to integrate Torah into the festivities,” said Matt Yaniv, YU’s director of media relations. “At YU, we see Torah lessons and educational opportunities everywhere we look. We are excited to demonstrate that even the Super Bowl, the biggest football game of the year, can be about more than just football.”

In addition to featuring the video on its YouTube channel, Facebook page and a dedicated page on its website, Yeshiva University also mailed out 400 DVDs of the program to synagogues, yeshivas, and individuals.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “YU Crashes Super Bowl with Its Own Halftime Show”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
The Department of Justice concluded Michael Brown did not have his hands up in surrender when Officer Wilson shot him in August, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.
His Hands Weren’t Up: DoJ Clears Ferguson Police Officer
Latest News Stories
The Department of Justice concluded Michael Brown did not have his hands up in surrender when Officer Wilson shot him in August, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson police officer cleared by Justice Department of civil rights charges in shooting of Michael Brown.

Rocket Gazing - Watching an Iron Dome intercept in Tel Aviv.

When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.

Two Islamic holidays have officially been added to the New York City public school calendar, closing schools on those days starting next year.

Marble relief of Moses by artist Jean de Marco in U.S House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol building.

It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.

If President Obama isn’t going to listen to Netanyahu, at least he should listen to the concrete proposals by members of his own Democratic party.

Eli Yishai is starting to surge upward.

State Dept. press briefing reporter: ‘Netanyahu said Iran and ISIS are working together.’ No, he said the opposite.

Andrea Shea King singled out the Black Congressional Caucus in a racist rant.

One issue the anti-Netanyahu parties and their media boosters don’t talk about is daily terror.

The anti-Bibi barrage last week cost him a grand total of two seats, which went to other parties but not to Bujie and Tzipi.

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s hat and robes made an appearance at a Shas political rally on Tuesday.

Don’t listen just to Bibi, President Obama, but to your own experts, right there in Washington DC.

She was brought to tears and “saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States.”

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warns the battle against Daesh, known as ISIS, has launched World War III, although the U.S.-led coalition fighting the terror group may not yet know it.

Pres. Barack Obama says Israel’s prime minister offered “no viable alternative” to the current deal with Iran. Here’s how it lines up.

Dozens of Democrats gathered to spew a stream of venom before the cameras Tuesday at Israel’s prime minister after his speech to Congress.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
Americans have a more favorable view of Netanyahu than they do of Obama.

Israel’s PM Netanyahu was interrupted 40 times with standing ovations in his 40 minute historic speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Transcript here.

Purim 2015 600x400

As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty

“Israel is the home of every Jew,” the Prime Minister told the Cabinet Sunday.

Rabbis and Jewish leaders soon will take self-defense courses to protect themselves against terrorists.

Most Swedes have never realized that one minority group may expose another minority group to violence and intimidation.

Pres. Reuven Rivlin launches joint project with ‘Collective Impact’ to integrate Israeli Arab workers into private business sector.

Eulogies for the fourth Jewish victims at the attack on a kosher deli in Paris last week were held in Bnei Brak Tuesday.

The Declaration of Independence is the first document reflecting Jewish sovereignty since the time of the Hashmonean kingdom.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yu-crashes-super-bowl-with-its-own-halftime-show/2013/01/29/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: