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Stoudemire: After two years of studies in Israel, he made a formal conversion to Judaism. “I felt like: mission complete,” he said about the accomplishment

ALGEMEINER Retired NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire Shares His Journey to Judaism in HBO Series by Shiryn Ghermezian November 24, 2021 Former NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire opened up about his spiritual journey to becoming an Orthodox Jew in a new episode … Continue reading

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Orthodox Jewish player Ryan Turell “averaging 26.0 points per game for Yeshiva, which is in the midst of a 37-game win streak, the NCAA’s longest”

LOS ANGELES TIMES Next ‘Jewish Jordan’? Can L.A.’s Ryan Turell be the first Orthodox Jewish NBA player? by Matt Giles March 17, 2021 …Yeshiva coach Elliot Steinmetz had a simple enough pitch: to create a culture of Jewish athletic excellence. … Continue reading

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“New book by author David Goldstein explores some of the 800 black Americans who have come to play professional basketball in the Jewish state since the 1970s”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Alley-oop to the Holy Land: 40 years of African American hoopsters in Israel by Robert Sarner October 8, 2017 …In Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land [David Goldstein] presents the Jewish state from an … Continue reading

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Former NBA player Ray Allen: “I didn’t go to Poland as black person, a white person, a Christian person or a Jewish person — I went as a human being” [VIDEO]

THE PLAYERS TRIBUNE Why I Went to Auschwitz by Ray Allen August 3, 2017 …I took that [Auschwitz] trip just a few months ago. It was my first time in Poland. I went there to learn more about something that had … Continue reading

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Ray Allen, 10-time NBA All-Star sworn in to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council

THE UNDEFEATED Ray Allen talks about his passion for teaching others about the Holocaust by Kelley D. Evans April 28, 2017 After former NBA 3-point legend Ray Allen retired in November 2016, the two-time NBA champ picked up something he’d … Continue reading

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The Donald Sterling Affair; His words were vulgar and bigoted, but private.

AISH.COM By Jeff Jacoby May 1, 2014 A few thoughts on the Donald Sterling scandal, but first a personal disclosure: I have sometimes uttered words in the heat of a domestic squabble that I later regretted. I have expressed thoughts … Continue reading

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