Amar’e Stoudemire’s All-Star Move: Converting to Judaism

The basketball superstar’s spiritual journey is taking him to live a life of Torah.

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Comments (9)

(7) Diane, March 13, 2019 6:57 PM


I want to convert to Judaism, its been something I have desired for several years now, and I have my heart set on it! I feel happy and complete in my desire to have this in my life! I am glad for the basketball player, and I wish him much happiness!

(6) Anonymous, February 24, 2019 4:49 AM

great story

So special to see a professional sports person so dedicated to studying Torah.
I wish him great success and hope he can continue to study and grow in his spiritual journey.

(5) Dassy, February 21, 2019 8:51 PM

So inspiring!

So inspiring . Here's a person who has found the emes/truth. It is a beautiful thing. Hatzlacha raba Mr Studemeier.

(4) Fredric M London, February 21, 2019 2:59 PM


May Hashem bless him!

(3) Rabbi Baruch Kastner, February 21, 2019 2:55 PM

Nice going!

We welcome you to the fold Amare. Great on the court, great off the court. May you continue to be an asset to the Jewish People.

(2) Noah, February 21, 2019 2:41 PM

Is this appropriate?

I just saw a New York Times article where it says he still wears a Christian amulet around his neck. In addition I don’t care who someone is or how famous they are is it appropriate to publisicize that they are converting before they actually convert? If he’s legitimately converting this should be a private matter and having a video about it feels wrong

Clifton, February 21, 2019 2:47 PM


Dear Noah, I agree on one hand that maybe AFTER he has converted to speak about it.
But I am not sure. In bringing people to G_d maybe this article/video will help others. Or help others who are with G_d to help bring others. Maybe this will help a fence sitter.
Respectfully- cliff

Bracha, February 22, 2019 4:12 AM

You do maybe have a point, but that is not what I took from this video. I thought it was very inspiring and Amare seems like a beautiful person. I feel honored that he wants to join our people and yes, when people are in the limelight, their life is publicized. At least it is something positive that is being publicized and can inspire others. :)

(1) Dovid Pinhasik, February 21, 2019 2:19 PM

Well done video



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