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Israel Liberow

The youngest of 11 children from a Chabad Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish family, and the brother of Rabbi Zalman Liberov, Israel grew up in London without a television. With his Bar Mitzvah gift money, Israel purchased a Sony Walkman and began listening to fights broadcast on BBC Radio. He watched his first televised fight at age 14, a re-broadcast of Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns, in a London electronics store. From that point on Israel was hooked, and while studying at Yeshiva, would sneak out of dorms to watch big fights at friends' houses. Israel met Dmitriy six months after Dmitriy began coming to his brother's synagogue. Israel says in the film, "Dmitriy was shocked at how much I blabbered on about boxing and couldn't believe I was Zalman's brother--like I was in disguise, with a clip on beard." Because of his knowledge and passion for both boxing and Judaism, he calls their relationship "divine providence."

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Orthodox Stance

$24.95 | 82 minutes

(2007)
Starring as Himself

A NY TIMES Critic's Pick! For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing&hellip…

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Orthodox Stance - ON DEMAND

$3.99 | 82 minutes

(2007)

A NY TIMES Critic's Pick! For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing&hellip…

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Orthodox Stance - DOWNLOAD

$11.99 | 82 minutes

(2007)

A NY TIMES Critic's Pick! For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing&hellip…

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