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Amare Stoudemire's Jewish Roots

Amare Stoudemire's Jewish Roots

The importance of learning about your heritage.

by Sport 5
We have no idea if Amare is Jewish, but wouldn't it be wonderful if every Jew was as committed as he was to learn about their heritage?

Published: August 7, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 8

(7) Alan Drake Tyree, August 14, 2010 11:06 PM

Some Questions.

Why is this on Jewlarious? Is it because he has not yet converted, and is already celebrating Shabbat. That is a no no. Or is it because he thinks it's okay to play a game on Yom Kippur and be Orthodox Jewish? That's another no no. Is Jewlarious' purpose to poke fun at Amare Stoudemire, or to applaud him? Most people in the comment section are taking this guy serious and praising him. He seems sincere. I don't want to make fun of him. I just wonder if he is ever going to convert. Or does he even think he has to since he seems to think everybody is Jewish. After all, I hear talk that Abraham was the first real Jew. So that would make Jewishness in the blood and covenant with Abraham. Wouldn't it? However Judaism is a religion and not a race, as the saying goes. Or maybe Stoudemire has already converted, and I didn't catch that? These are just some questions I'm pondering. Maybe you can help shed some light on the subject. If so, please do. Alan Drake Tyree

(6) Anonymous, August 13, 2010 11:23 AM

Shawn Green on yom kippur

i think that when sandi kofax didnt play at all on yom kippur that was a great show of jewish pride, there is nothing to be embarrassed about, if the NY Stock exchange is closed in our honor i think our athletes can ...

(5) Beth, August 12, 2010 10:57 PM

I think this is great!

If only more black athletes could embrace Judaism and not Islam.

Anonymous, March 19, 2012 12:36 PM

Reply to Beth

Thats sounds pretty racist, plus Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world for all people not just " black athletes" Islam does not categorize.

(4) lisa, August 12, 2010 4:14 PM

WOW!!! He is connected!!!

Its great when a person can combine his (new) culture with his passion!!! That's true Judaisim....."chai ba-chem" to LIVE in & with our Jewish traditions according to the Torah!!

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