“In the Talmud, it’s forbidden to give up hope. Even when they have a sword on your neck, God can still save you.” The two Manhattan holy men believe prayer can help lead this team to the promised land.
“When things are dire, one speaks to God in his own words,” said Cohen, who, as rabbi at Young Israel of the West Side on West 91st Street, serves a congregation packed with fans of the defending Super Bowl champs.
Or you could strike a deal with the Almighty.
“Some people will make an offer, like a promise to attend services more often, if their team wins,” Cohen said.
Father Pete, pastor at the Holy Cross Church in Times Square, knows the gridiron like he knows the scriptures. He’s attended 17 Super Bowls, two of them won by the G-men.
His game-day ritual?