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  • British actress June Brown descendant of bare-knuckle Jewish boxer

    While looting and vandalism shocked London this week, one British TV show mentioned a Jewish celebrity tie to an earlier illegal past time: bare-knuckle boxing.  Last night marked the eighth season premiere of BBC One’s "Who Do You Think You Are?" The show films celebrities exploring their family heritage.  On last night’s episode, British actress June… More ▸

  • Publicizing Foreman promotes violence

    Re "Foreman gains respect even in losing title": It saddens me that so much attention is being devoted to a purported observant Jew who has chosen to participate in the thinly veiled savagery of boxing. Do we need more promotion of violence and rage? It is a day on which it is embarrassing to be… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Israel asked the Bush administration to pull a resolution hailing the Annapolis peace parley, said the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Zalmay Khalilzad was on the hot seat this week after the Bush administration pulled a draft resolution on Nov. 30 hailing the peace conference that he had submitted to the U.N. Security Council…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Gabriel Cohen, founder of the National Jewish Post & Opinion newspaper, died at age 98. The Associated Press reported that Cohen died April 19 at St. Vincent Hospital Hospice in Indianapolis. Cohen, a native of Louisville, Ky., founded the Indianapolis-based weekly newspaper in 1935. He also had a brief professional boxing career under the name… More ▸