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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

(JNS) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be awarded what Time magazine has dubbed the “Jewish Nobel:” the Genesis Prize, one of Israel’s top awards.

Kraft, 77, will be given the honor for his longtime contributions to the State of Israel and the overall Jewish community.

He will decline the $1 million prize, as has been customary, which he intends to donate to causes that combat anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment, both of which Kraft has spoken out against for decades.

Kraft visited the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh last month on Shabbat to pay his respects to the 11 Jewish victims of the Oct. 27 shooting.