NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins on his Love for Torah and All Things Jewish

In his inspiring address to NCSY's Jewish Student Union graduates, the quarterback urges everyone to take the Torah seriously.

Comments (11)

(8) Vanessa, June 30, 2020 2:39 AM

Superb

Hashem's Wonderous Torah
Make it your life and your life will be a blessing for the Hashem and the world.

(7) Anonymous, June 26, 2020 12:21 PM

New Fan

I was losing interest in the NFL. Kirk is rekindling my interest.

(6) robyn, June 25, 2020 10:16 PM

Amazing!

Thanks for the beautiful message and kind felt words! So meaningful.

(5) Anonymous, June 25, 2020 7:37 PM

Good Advice for everyone

How true is what he said! The Torah is the guide for everyone's life. We would all be better off if more would observe what is written in it.
He articulated it very well.
Thanks for posting this video.

(4) Tova Saul, June 25, 2020 6:56 PM

Astonishing speech

What a clear-headed, humble, courageous man.

(3) Andrew Wahl, June 25, 2020 1:31 PM

Captain Kirk!

I liked Kirk when he was a Redskin. Glad to see him doing well in Minnesota and I am really surprised to learn his affinity to Judaism.

(2) Dvirah, June 24, 2020 5:25 PM

Lovely Words, But...

Truly lovely words of appreciation, yet I felt he praises us for the most superficial and least important of our achievements. The essence of Torah living is not worldly success or even humor, but ethical behavior and moral integrity. THAT is the light we must shine for the nations.

Sam, June 26, 2020 5:43 AM

He emphasized Torah

He emphasized Torah. Anything and all else in life can and should be done within Torah. I think he was clear. You state: "The essence of Torah living is not worldly success or even humor, but ethical behavior and moral integrity." It is in all our endeavors in life (work, humor, creating, resting--The Sabbath, friendship, et al) that we bring the Torah to life by doing mitzvohs from our soul. We don't run away from the world; rather, we bring G-dliness to all worthy endeavors, and earn our share in the World To Come. In essence, I applaud his video and I appreciate his blessings to Torah, Israel, and the Jewish People.

Dvirah, June 26, 2020 8:37 AM

Thanks for the Clarification

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Sam, June 26, 2020 2:01 PM

Your welcome and...

Your welcome. Please know that I do agree with you for those who unfortunately pursue their endeavors without using Torah as their values and practices. We unfortunately know the "results" of those who don't pursue the Covenant with G-d through Torah. As such, I believe the most important statement made by Kirk Cousins was: ",,,don't allow an area of your life to be unaffected by the Torah."
Years ago, when I lived in a northwestern state of the U.S., someone at work politely stated how much she admired how Jews are successful and wealthy. First, I told her that not everyone is wealthy. More importantly, I then told her that the Torah doesn't tell a person to be wealthy etc; rather--if you are wealthy and/or have any other success (physical, talent, et al), use it in a Torah G-dly way. So please know I do understand your concern; at the same time, I think Kirk Cousins put it within the correct framework. Although I will say that too many of the so called "comedians" that were mentioned, too often lack in Torah values and practices. True good humor should elevate us, not do the reverse.

(1) Jacob Villeneuve, June 24, 2020 2:50 PM

WE ARE A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS!

THIS PROVES IT, CAN YOU IMAGINE IF ALL JEWS HAD THE SAME COMMITMENT!
THAT IS UNITY!! I AM A GER, I KNOW THAT IS OUR ONLY PATH!

 

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