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New England Patriots Honor Ezra Schwartz With a Moment of Silence

The Massachusetts native who was killed last Thursday in Israel was memorialized by his favorite football team

by
Jonathan Zalman
November 24, 2015
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Tom Brady (#12) of the New England Patriots runs onto the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, November 23, 2015. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Prior to Monday night’s nationally televised NFL game, a match-up between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills, nearly 70,000 people shared a moment of silence to remember Ezra Schwartz, a local teenager who was killed last Thursday in Israel during a semester abroad. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has a long history of support for Israel and Jewish causes. The Patriots won, too. A fitting tribute to Schwartz who was a dedicated Patriots fan.

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.

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