New England Patriots To Hold Moment Of Silence For Ezra Schwartz


ezra schwartzThe National Football League’s New England Patriots announced that they will hold a moment of silence before the start of their prime time game on Monday Night Football in honor of Ezra Schwartz, the Massachusetts teen who was killed in a terrorist attack in Israel on Nov. 19 near Gush Etzion.

The decision to honor Sharon, Mass., native came in reaction to an email exchange between Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft, who is Jewish, and former Israeli Knesset member Dov Lipman.

“It would mean so much to the people of Israel, to supporters around the world, and to Ezra’s family and friends if the Patriots could do something in his memory,” Lipman wrote to Kraft, the Jerusalem Post reported.

According to Ezra Schwartz’s father, Ari, his son was a passionate fan of the New England Patriots and football helped the family stay close while Ezra was studying in Israel for his gap year between high school and college.




  1. This is a tremendous Kiddush Hashem. The oilam should call the Patriots office at 508-543-8200 and express their Hakaras Hatov for this gesture. Even though I’m a Dolphins fan, for this, its worth coming together.

  2. I called and expressed my thanks. the person whom i spoke to appreciated the call and said they would pass it along. beautiful idea – thank you mr woodlley. =(comment number 1)