Amare Stoudemire-Berg: The NBA’s New Jewish Star

August 8th, 2010 by Ahaviah Bessemer Leave a reply »

It all started on twitter. Amare Stoudemire, the New York Knicks new power forward, and one of the NBA's biggest stars, began tweeting words in Hebrew on his personal twitter account.

A couple tweets later, one of Amare's twitter followers asked him:

"Whats up w the hebrew? Are you jewish?"

Amare's reply was simple: "Yes Indeed!!"

On July 27th, the Knicks' $100 million star flew to Israel to begin pulling up the Jewish roots from his mother's side of the family.

On the 28th, Stoudemire touched down at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv.

The first stop on Amare's trip was Jerusalem; his first tweet from the holy city read:

"Jerusalem is a beautiful city, I'm at a cafe eating a late lunch. I'm learning Hebrew by the min. Keep up!! Shalom."


A couple days later, and after getting a better feel for Jerusalem, Stoudemire tweeted:

"I'm having so much fun here in Jerusalem. I'm with family an friends. Love to everyone. ;-) shalom"

Following visits to more scenic places such as the Dead-Sea (the lowest place on earth), and Tiberias, ...

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