Thursday, January 31, 2008
Boxing with God
Dmitriy Salita is a Russian-born, New York Orthodox Jew. He prays, puts on tefillin, observes Shabbat, and is fiercely proud of Israel.
One more thing, he's also a talented professional boxer making waves in the boxing community for his determination and superior skills.
His story has been made into a feature film that showed at Jewish film festivals throughout the U.S. all last year. I'm still trying to find out from his promoters and the film company when or if the movie – called Orthodox Stance – will be showing in Canada anytime soon.
American Jewish publications were all over this story last year. Let's give him some Canadian exposure too.
The trailer is captivating. Have a look.