Sarah Avraham became Israel’s new women’s Thai boxing champion last week.
Her personal story is an odd one, startind with a terror attack in 2008.
Sarah’s father, Dr. Aaron Avraham, was the friend and family physician to Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, who were killed in November 2008, at the terror attack of a Chabad House where they served as emissaries. Sarah, then 14, and her family found themselves affected to a deep level and mysteriously attracted to Israel. They immigrated to Israel one year after the attack, and converted to Judaism. Sarah began studying in the religious girls school in Kiryat Arba, where she began to take up sports.
She soon discovered her passion and Israel a new champion.