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Jtube: Yuri Foreman's Two Worlds

Jtube: Yuri Foreman's Two Worlds

Is it appropriate for a "rabbi in training" to be a boxer?

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Published: May 15, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 21

(20) Anonymous, May 28, 2010 4:39 PM

What is a Rabbi

I don't think there is anything wrong with enjoying a sport like boxing, but I do know that there are lots of negative things for a persons Neshoma when he invloves himself in these types of activities, such as the people watching the boxing match. Like it said above, Rav Moshe clarified that its ok, as long as it dosn't damage a persons Neshoma. If there is, then it is best that a person stays away from the threats posed to people who attend this sport. Its very difficult to balance both being a fully, Torah observant jew, and at the same time jeopardizing ones spiritual being. I also don't feel that a person should be learning to be a Rabbi, someone who is supposed to be at a high spiritual, and at the same time hanging around alot of growse people drinking and dressing immodesly.

Bendecho, May 15, 2012 6:17 PM

What? If you are at a high level of boxing and not doing it in some grubby back room with a bunch of thugs - as he is not- then there is NO drinking involved and what's to say that boxers are shabby people? Its just your pampered media influenced perception that they are - stop watching Rocky. There is nothing wrong with this and the fact that you would say there is when a learned Rabbi says there is not just shows your arrogance and closed mindedness.

(19) Robert Tucker, May 28, 2010 3:16 AM

mistake in report

The announcer states the fight will take place Saturday night at which time tefillin will be exchanged for tape on the hands of the boxer. Jewcy should know tefillin are never worn on Shabbat and only at the morning serice on weekdays. Tsk Tsk

(18) YISHIAYA, May 25, 2010 10:35 AM

What is a rabbi

There may not be anything wrong with being a Jewish boxer. But as a Rabbi who is at a high spiritual level you would want to avoid seeing women dressed as they are in a arena the words they say and so on. I do appreciate what Yuri's doing but a rabbi is not a job it a life something you do at the full from inside you can't learn how to be one.

(17) hey, May 18, 2010 5:33 PM

Rabbi

Rav Moses Fienstean was asked a similar question and he responded,"as long as there is no permanent damage, and that he makes money it is OK. A rabbi once asked him If it was ok to play ball with the kids and his reply was,"are you Good?"

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