‘Ninja Rabbi’ Makes an Impressive Run on “American Ninja Warrior”

“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to Hashem than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21:3 (The Israel Bible™)

Decked out in a yarmulke and tzitzit (fringes), rabbinical student Akiva Neuman set out to be the first Orthodox Jew to champion the elaborate obstacle course set by American Ninja Warrior. “I know that the general feeling is that Orthodox Jews aren’t fit—especially not rabbis,” said Neuman. “I wanted to show that that’s not always the case.”