Dear Rabbi Hammerman: I thank Almighty G-d for Tim Tebow.
I truly feel gratitude, as an Orthodox Jew, for gentlemen in our midst such as Tim Tebow. He is polite; he is strong in his character and his faith; he balances humility with fierce competition. Mr. Tebow gives thanks where it is due. I can think of no finer role model in professional sports for today’s youth.
Rabbi Hillel said:
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?”
We live in a Christian nation built upon a constitution of religious and personal Liberty. This is no small feat given history and the human condition. This nation unlike any other on Earth has offered Israel and the Jewish people friendship, security and comity in Faith. For these Blessings, too, I give thanks.
Ran – Yoseph Chaiim ben Avraham