When American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing in June 2105, it ended a 37 year dry spell. The last horse to capture the esteemed cahmpionship of the track was Affirmed in 1978. American Pharaoh is owned by Ahmed Zayat, an Egyptian born Jew who made his fortune in the United States.
Rabbi Wayne Allen
After being graduated from New York University with a B.A. in philosophy and Phi Beta Kappa, Rabbi Allen attended the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned a Masters degree in Rabbinics and went on to receive rabbinic ordination. He has served as a congregational rabbi for almost 34 years, taking on postings in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto.