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Dimitry Salita, Boxer, Orthodox Jew


After a two week hiatus we are back! Our guest on BlogTalkRadio/kosherscene this evening will be none other than Dimitry Salita, a frum yid, proudly displaying his tzitit, and a top boxer! Sounds like a contradiction? How could a religious Jew, be a boxer. Tonight, please tune us in at 10:00pm (Eastern Time), you’ll hear a fascinating conversation with a personality who’s not just a brawler, you’ll hear a conversation with someone who’ll shutter your every myth, your every misconception, about what makes a top athlete, a top fighter.

I had the immense pleasure of meeting Dimitry last week, I found him to be charming, gentle and totally unassuming. In fact, he was the very opposite of what I ever imagined a professional boxer would be!

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Alison Josephs (http://www.jewinthecity.com/blog/) and Dimitry Salita at last week's event launching Alison's new video on Jewish Orthodox Celebrities

Alison Josephs (http://www.jewinthecity.com/blog/) and Dimitry Salita at last week’s event launching Alison’s new video on Jewish Orthodox Celebrities.

Who is Dimitry Salita? Wikipedia describes him thus:

Born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Odessa, Ukraine) as Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Lekhtman, Salita was five years old when he saw his first boxing match. “It was Mike Tyson, and I remember dancing around my room that night imitating the moves”, he recalled. Salita moved with his family to Flatbush, Brooklyn, at the age of nine because of the escalating violence against Jews in Ukraine. His father, Aleksandr Lekhtman, was an engineer; his late mother, Lyudmila Salita, was an accountant. He has one brother, Mikhail. He uses his mother’s maiden name as his professional name.

Well, gentle reader, I won’t spoil it for you. You just gotta listen in this evening at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) for what promises to be an absorbing talk with Dimitry Salita, a welterweight boxer who has clearly shown his yiddishkeit will never compromise to the demands of his career.

Meantime, in case you missed it, please listen in to our show with Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, she’s a ghost writer, editor, book doctor and blogger at: http://healthyjewishcooking.com.

Please, don’t miss our  exciting show this evening at at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) with Dimitry Salita. We’ll be waiting for you!

CS




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