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.