Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Raging Jew

The era of Jewish boxers tough guys from the ghettos, like Benny Leonard and Barney Ross is over. For that matter, the era of boxing itself, once king of all American sports, has passed, as well. In that regard, Dmitriy Salita is doubly a throwback, being both Jewish and a boxer, with an added twist: As a practicing Orthodox Jew, he does not fight on the Sabbath. What normally might be a potentially fatal limitation for a boxer (many fights are scheduled for weekend nights) has proved to be a public relations bonanza for this undefeated junior welterweight, now the star of Jason Hutt’s documentary film “Orthodox Stance” opening January 25 in New York and April 11 in Los Angeles.(read more>>)

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