Glove story: Two Orthodox girls' journey from religious school to boxing glory
American-born Nili Block and Mumbai native Sarah Avraham say their religious background will not block the path to even loftier goals in this traditionally masculine sport.
One Sunday evening last month, two 18-year-old girls were kicking punching bags at the Jerusalem sports center, located beneath the stands at Teddy Stadium. Nili Block, long-limbed, lean and muscular, in a blue tank top and black sweatpants, was hunched over a red bag. Her ponytail waving wildly, strands of hair plastered to her perspiring face, she flayed it with her legs in a blur of furious precision. On the...
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