Sunday, July 30, 2006

Orthodox Jewish Boxer?


See the New York magazine story about Dmitry Salita, a shomer-shabbat boxer.

On one side, as a Torah-U-Madda-nik, I am in favor of Orthodox Jews not be restricted by any profession. There's halakha for everything, according to my practical theology. Yet, there are certain professions I'd like to think are permanently off-limits (e.g. any of the sex-worker trade). Boxing is one of them (see the Noda Bi-Yehuda about hunting).

2009 Update: He's gotten more coverage in recent years. I still say oy.

Pic of Salita from here. Backpost finished 2009-12-08. I had just the link and the word 'oy.'

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