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February 3, 2013 4:43 pm

New York Board of Rabbis Names Yankees Star Mariano Rivera ‘Man of the Year’

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Mariano Rivera on the mound in 2007. Photo: Wikipedia

The New York Board of Rabbis has chosen its “Man of the Year,” and New York Yankee Mariano Rivera is the winner so to speak.

Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis, joined the Yankees star over the weekend at a pre-Super Bowl party and charity auction for his church, where he said Rivera would receive the prestigious award for the philanthropic work he does after the “two holy seasons” wrap–baseball season and the Jewish high-holidays– when the rabbi will escort Rivera on a guided, 10-day tour of Israel.

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