Rabbi Isi was captured during a riot. Rabbi Yohanan said, “The dead man shall be wrapped in his sheet.” Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish said, “Whether I kill or am killed, I will go and rescue him. He used his might and rescued him. (Y. Terumot 8 daf 46 bet/4)
Shalom! I am Doug Sagal, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, New Jersey. I am blessed to serve a wonderful congregation of loving people. In addition, for the last twenty years, I have trained as an amateur boxer, mostly under the tutelage of the great coach Jamal Abdullah. Here is Coach Jamal himself with his heavyweight Joe Hanks who originally fought out of my gym.
I currently train out of Gladiator’s Gym, Orange and regularly work the pads with Coach Herm Ingram. I have been fortunate to have had some other great teachers, such as Estaban Rodriguez, Hanif Knight, Bilal Crosby, and the great Cleve Lowman, who first taught me how to box.
Here is the Jerusalem Boxing Club where I have trained and sparred as recently as this summer. http://www.luxboxing.org/general-e.htm
Thank you for visiting my blog and considering my Torah thoughts.
I am a proud graduate of Wesleyan University, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Yale Divinity School, and blessed to learn at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
I study Torah, and I can throw a great left jab. Not a bad combination!