Sunday, October 16, 2005
Barney Ross and Jack Ruby
I was searching for information on the great Jewish boxer, Barney Ross. Why, you ask? Barney was born Barnet Rosofsky on the Lower East Side in 1909. I was looking for the address that he lived at, but failed. Barney moved to Chicago as a 14 year old. Fatherless and poor he became an errand boy for Al Capone. His pal and fellow hustler was Jack “Sparky” Rubenstein, aka Jack Ruby. Barney Ross testified before the Warren Commission about Ruby's possible motivation in the Kennedy assassination. He didn't reveal that Ruby ran guns to Cuba, because that could have led to info that Barney ran guns to Israel in 1948.