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The Answer to ‘Knockout the Jew’: Karate Rabbi

“I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” says ,” says Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, who is a Karate black belt.
Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz (R.)

Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz (R.)

Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, 56, grew up in Soundview section of the Bronx and took up Karate to protect himself. As one of the few Jewish kids in the neighborhood, Gary was beaten up a lot.

Now he’s reaching out to city Jews who are being targeted by the “Knockout the Jew” criminals.

“I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” he told the NY Post. “I was once dragged up six stories to a rooftop by a gang . . . They held me over the ledge.”

At age 14, he went to a Jewish Defense League-sponsored summer camp and took up karate.

“I came back, and I was able to do 400 push-ups,” he told the Post.

Later, he says, he honed his skills working at the NYPD where he became known as “Rambowitz” and was one of the only two Orthodox Jewish cops at the time. He says his years as a cop helped him gain experience in street fighting, psychology, stress management, and self-discipline.

During the next 30 years he taught a broad variety of subjects to the whole spectrum of students – Martial Arts to the police, self-defense for women and Torah. He received his rabbinic ordination from Kollel Ayshel Avraham, and is completing his master’s degree in Education Administration at Mercy College, after having completed his law studies at Touro Law School.

“If Jewish kids started fighting back, they wouldn’t get picked on so much,” says Gary, who is a Karate black belt. “I’m just trying to encourage the Jewish community to do that.”

His program also includes Martial Arts Therapy for children fighting cancer and other illnesses, offering emotional and spiritual support to children and helps them to take an active role to become a partner in their own healing process.

Rabbi Gary Moskowitz’s Martial Arts Therapy is located at Havurat Israel Synagogue, 108-11 69th Rd, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Phone: (917) 916-4681

About the Author: Tibbi Singer is a veteran contributor to publications such as Israel Shelanu and the US supplement of Yedioth, and Jewish Business News.


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16 Responses to “The Answer to ‘Knockout the Jew’: Karate Rabbi”

  1. the answer is..The #LORD of our forefathers will #DEFEND US from #anti-Semites, not our strength alone.

  2. WHAT ever happened to Crab Magma, er…I mean Krav Maga the Israeli martial art when you need it?

  3. Whatever works—take THEM out.

  4. great rabbi. hashem helps those who help themselves. fight back. learn martial arts. martial arts training brings you closer to hashem and your true self.

  5. tough guy in the gym

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yasher koach Much strength to you (physically and spiritually)!

  7. Downplaying the Holocaust — Sulzberger & NY Times: Anna Blech at TEDxHunterCCS – YouTube In my book "CONTEMPLATING THE HOLOCAUST'' I have entire chapter on this subject. Israel is in trouble and we listen to Obama and others who have interests OTHER than saving ISRAEL from destruction. Jews are attacks by blacks and we worry about racism. Let us stop being politically correct and protect our own people. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  8. Cody Flecker says:

    Are you sure you are Jewish. Most Jews that I know would rather convert than act like real Torah Jews. Good for you, for keeping Torah so close to your heart.

  9. Alan Kardon says:

    Thank you for encouraging us to stand up to the bullies of the world. NEVER AGAIN has always been my theme.

  10. When does the TV show about the Orthodox cop from the Bronx come out? Best cop show ever. I'm beginning to wonder if more cops are Jewish…it would explain the love of donuts. Just kidding.

  11. When does the TV show about the Orthodox cop from the Bronx come out? Best cop show ever. I'm beginning to wonder if more cops are Jewish…it would explain the love of donuts. Just kidding.

  12. ML NJ says:

    Karate is good but the schvatzas are picking on 80 year-olds.

  13. James Johnston Ferguson says:

    I fully support this great idea ! fight back !

  14. Anonymous says:

    finally – someone that has a brain to know when it's their OBLIGATION to self preservation

  15. I'm so blest and praying for the Jews. You are so especial and keep on.

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