Jewish boxing champion/Rabbinical student Yuri Foreman – who I have blogged about in the past here and here – delivers a few good joke combinations in his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Here’s wishing Foreman good luck for his first title defense, against three-time world champion Miguel Cotto, on June 5th.

13 thoughts on “Foreman Grilled”

    1. Michael Zvi Krumbein

      Yes, it's strange. I guess he meant one of our many vice-premiers. It's just a title that the government works out, nothing really official.

      These things can be pretty well scripted; Dave Barry wrote about his appearence on one of those shows – I think Johnny Carson – and they thoroughly rehearsed everything he was going to say.

  1. Michael Zvi Krumbein

    Reminds me that I found out something about another boxer Rabbi, Rafael Halperin, whose optical stores are all over this country. I was looking at a piece of a multi-volume research work that I have a couple of volumes of, and I see that he is the author. When asking about it, people (religious and secular) tell me that he also wrote an encyclopedia. Quite a lot for a guy who used to go up on stage and offered to take on all comers!

  2. I remember from Hebrew school though that they said there was a vice president who had no powers. I guess they were trying to compare the PM and President to President and Vice President.

  3. Michael Zvi Krumbein

    Well, the President is basically in place of the Queen of England. He has a small amount of power, mainly when he decides who gets to try to form a government. He has the old title from the Sanhendrin, while the PM has the very egalitarian title of "head of government".

    Remember that for the first few decades of the country, it was a de facto one-party state (Labor). This is presumably Menachem Begin was so keen on the strong judiciary we have come to regret. What he didn't realize was that ANYTHING (media, courts, charities) that is not under direct control of the people falls into the hands of the left.

  4. Michael Zvi Krumbein

    Well, the President is basically in place of the Queen of England. He has a small amount of power, mainly when he decides who gets to try to form a government. He has the old title from the Sanhendrin, while the PM has the very egalitarian title of "head of government".

    Remember that for the first few decades of the country, it was a de facto one-party state (Labor). This is presumably Menachem Begin was so keen on the strong judiciary we have come to regret. What he didn't realize was that ANYTHING (media, courts, charities) that is not under direct control of the people falls into the hands of the left.

    1. Yeah, but thats weird that Ive heard that twice. Maybe its some sort of colloquial translation issue. Like Israelis mentally think of the PM as the powerful guy, which in the US is president and the weak guy would be President of Israel and VP here…although Dick Cheney showed us otherwise and when there is a split Senate, the VP becomes extremely powerful.

      1. Michael Zvi Krumbein

        Oh, not that Cheney-as-Sevangeli nonesense again! I would have loved for him to actually BE president; for one thing, he is more pro-Israel than W. It shouldn't be hard to check on this.

      2. Michael Zvi Krumbein

        Oh, not that Cheney-as-Sevangeli nonesense again! I would have loved for him to actually BE president; for one thing, he is more pro-Israel than W. It shouldn't be hard to check on this.

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