I always hear people giving explanations for why they don’t fully keep certain Torah/Jewish laws. But from growing up in an Orthodox home, I know for a fact that you can keep everything if you so choose. When someone is not yet ready to fully keep Shabbat, then the reason (like, I need to work late Friday) will feel totally legitimate. But once the person decides they really want to keep Shabbos, they will be able to.
Long story short, this video of this young Jewish boxer in NY is very inspirational. Oh, I don’t really like that word suddenly. OK, it’s very hopeful. Dmitriy Salita has made decisions that show such strong character on his part and, what the rabbi says at the end is so true. It proves that you can keep the Torah as much as you want, no matter what profession you’re in.
Watch Dmitriy Salita here.