Former NBA star announces end of two-year journey to join the Tribe, takes on Hebrew name ‘Yahoshafat Ben Avraham’

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Amar’e Stoudemire completes his conversion to Judaism
by Marcy Oster
August 26, 2020

Amar’e Stoudemire has officially finished his conversion to Judaism. The former NBA star, who received Israeli citizenship in March 2019 while playing professional basketball there, announced Wednesday in a post on Instagram that his conversion to Judaism was complete. Stoudemire said in the post that he had his final meeting with the beit din, or rabbinical court, and visited the mikvah, or ritual bath…The 6-10 forward played for the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns among other teams in a 16-year NBA career, during which he was named Rookie of the Year and made six All-Star teams. READ MORE

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