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Hall of Fame Punts Late Ravens’ Jewish Owner Art Modell

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

The Pro Football of Fame eliminated Baltimore Raven’s late Jewish owner Art Modell as a candidate in the first round of voting Saturday, one day before the Ravens head off against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Modell brought the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996, and sold it in 2003. Baltimore considered him a hero for restoring the glory that the city enjoyed during the heyday of the Baltimore Colts.

However, the move from Ohio cost him popularity in the state, which is home to the Hall of Fame.

Despite the elimination of his Modell, his son David,  a former president and CEO of the Ravens, told JTA last week, “Honestly, I’m kvelling over this game. I’m not praying for results, I’m praying for the strength and courage of this team, and the rest will take care of itself.”

Coincidentally or not, the first round voting also eliminated the 49ers former owner, Edward DeBartolo Jr.

Modell was born into an orthodox Jewish family but married a Catholic. However, he was a heavy contributor to the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and his son David said that his father was “quietly religious and [a] very spiritual Jew” who lit candles on the yahrzeit of his parents’ deaths, attended temple on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur and recited the prayers over Chanukah candles every year.

Super Bowl Jews to Eat Kosher

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

For the first time, this winter’s Super Bowl in New Orlean’s Superdome will feature kosher food for sale, according to a report in Kosher Today last week.

Kosher Sports Inc, certified by Star-K Kosher, will provide kosher hot dogs at this year’s Super Bowl, after having provided kosher concessions to the US Open and games by the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Hermolis Caterers provided almost 3,000 kosher packaged meals for athletes, staff, and journalists at this year’s summer Olympics in London – the biggest sporting event to feature kosher food – with other kosher vendors selling meals to Olympics attendees.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/super-bowl-jews-to-eat-kosher/2012/10/31/

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