Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games
A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor.
“Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents Israel’s hi-tech entrepreneurial culture.
Senor’s revelation then prompted a Twitter discussion on the role of religion in sports games.
“Maybe too many players attended the Minyan? Or maybe not enough @NYRangers players attended! #SorryRangers,” commented billionaire venture capitalist J.B Pritzker.
“Good point,” responded Senor sarcastically. “Next season: mandatory Tefillah [prayer] for all Rangers players.”
Last week, the Rangers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Tampa Bay Lightning.