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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Haredi Businessman Winning Super Bowl Bet Gives It To Charity

A Haredi businessman who won a Super Bowl bet Sunday night donated it in its entirety to Tzedakah, TMZ reports.

When Jona Rechnitz, a successful NYC real estate mogul, won $25,000 on a $500 bet predicting that the first scoring play of this year’s Super Bowl game would be a Seattle safety, according to TMZ

He’s giving it all away to charity, just like he did in 2012 when he won $50,000 for making the same exact bet on the Giants.

Jona told TMZ he’s donating this year’s winnings to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and to the Stewart J. Rahr Foundation.

He chose the Wisenthal Center because it promotes tolerance and Rahr which supports medical research, saying “it changes the lives of millions of people everyday.”

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