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Jewish News One | Nov. 3, 2012
San Francisco's streets and highways are some of the most congested in North America. So it's not uncommon to beat the traffic with a motorbike, if you've got steady nerves. And here in the city with a reputation for anything goes, an Orthodox Rabbi is CERTAINLY on the go....
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | JWeekly
...Langer is known as the “Rally Rabbi,” a moniker that dates back to the Giants’ second Jewish heritage game in 2006. On that night, Langer blew his shofar to the tune of “Charge!” Twice he did it, and twice the trailing Giants scored some runs, but after his third sounding, which was shown on the huge video board in center field, the Giants fell short and lost. “If the Giants would have won, I would have risen to sage status,” he said.
CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - A lot of unusual plays have worked in the Giants favor these days that could be chalked up to divine intervention. Monday saw yet another one that could be credited to the so-called “Rally Rabbi.
Huffington Post | February 8, 2012
You are cordially invited to add some emptiness to your over-scheduled life. Leave some space for serendipity, novelty and cool things happening that you could not possibly imagine.

Jweekly | September 22, 2011
He’s blown the shofar in AT&T Park, at the Pebble Beach Golf Course and at Woodstock. Now Chabad of San Francisco Rabbi Yosef Langer will for the first time blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah in San Francisco’s Union Square.
Jweekly | August 4, 2011
The San Francisco Giants’ home sellout streak this season reached 52 games on the night of Aug. 2. The team’s losing streak reached five. | May 19, 2011
After city officials confirmed Wednesday that a proposition to ban circumcision in San Francisco has garnered enough votes and will appear on the November ballot, Chabad representatives have taken advantage of the situation by raising more awareness about circumcision among residents. | August 10, 2007
One night after thousands at AT&T Park witnessed the history-making 756th home run, a Chabad rabbi created history of a different kind.
Jweekly | June 15, 2007
Langer has hooked them up with a free tour of the city's highlights. Their fare on the 1977 motorized cable car? A promise to do a mitzvah. | March 3, 2007
He hangs out with rock stars, cruises the city on a three-wheeled "Mitzvah Bike" and blows the shofar to rally crowds at major league ball games. It's all a far cry from Crown Heights, where this spiritual leader earned his rabbinic ordination.
by abra cohen
What does it take to motivate professional Jewish millennials to go to Shabbat services when pleas from Jewish mothers don’t do the trick? Coax them with free top-shelf booze and kosher hors d’oeuvres at an after-work happy hour.
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