Tag Archives: Sports

Rabbi Rolls with the Punches

Former WBA Champion, Yuri Foreman, Shares Religious and Professional Journey with Students To a rapt audience on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus, former World Boxing Association champion Yuri Foreman described his earliest memory of Israel as a ten-year-old oleh [immigrant to Israel]: “The door opened on the plane and this fascinating scent of Israel came in,

Balancing Religious Faith and Sports

Jeffrey Gurock Discusses the Conflict Observant Athletes Face when Choosing Between their Religion and Competition When 7-year-old Amalya Knapp took the beam at the New Jersey state gymnastics finals last month, her excellent performance symbolized a far more complicated balancing act. Although she would have ranked fifth in her age group, eligible for a medal,