Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Judeans Win Israeli Super Bowl

Son of Kraft on hand for the big game

Print Email
The Judean Rebels celebrating earlier this month.(Judean Rebels/Facebook)

Last week, the Judean Rebels won the title for the fifth season of the Kraft Family I.F.L.—Israel’s fledgling tackle football league, which is sponsored by Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. The Rebels, a settler team (which nonetheless also includes fierce Palestinian pass-rushers from Ramallah), took on the Jerusalem Kings—whose quarterback is the son of former IDF chief-of-staff Gabi Ashkenazi—and crushed them, 66-20. Daniel Kraft, Bob Kraft’s less-famous and more-resembling-his-father son, was there for the festivities, as you can see in the video below.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

In case you can’t tell, the Rebels in the picture at the top of this post are “Tebowing,” which is appropriate, since that meme was invented by a Jewish kid.

As for the Pats, a Tablet Magazine team, they have already guaranteed themselves a first-round bye in the playoffs; if they win the final regular-season game on New Year’s Day (they will), they guarantee home-field advantage until the Super Bowl, assuming they don’t choke before then.

New England Patriots Owner Son Takes in Hanukkah Bowl … In Israel [TMZ]
Related: American Football Gains a Following in Israel [NYT]
QB’s Signature Pose Has Jews and Gentiles ‘Tebowing’ [JTA]

Print Email

COMMENTING CHARGES
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

Yeshaiya Brill says:

I am number 40 in the video, and one of the captains of the Rebels. Please take down this article because you got A LOT of facts WRONG and obviously spent no time doing any research. First of all, that isn’t the Israeli “Super Bowl” that happens in March, and we won that LAST YEAR. Second, Itay Ashkenazi, Gabi’s son, plays on the Tel Aviv Pioneers, not the Jerusalem Kings. Third,all of our Palestinian players whom we consider to be our brothers went back to the states this summer, and are no longer on the team. Please do some research before publishing anything about our league next time. This shoddy journalism embarrasses you and us…

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Judeans Win Israeli Super Bowl

Son of Kraft on hand for the big game

More on Tablet:

Władysław Bartoszewski Dies at 93

By Stephanie Butnick — Former Polish foreign minister, an Auschwitz survivor, masterminded Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews