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After converting to Judaism, Amar’e Stoudemire announces return to Hapoel Jerusalem

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Amar’e Stoudemire, a former six-time NBA all-star, announced on social media his return to Hapoel Jerusalem only months after declaring that he was converting to Judaism. Stoudemire claims to have “Hebrew roots” and has already visited Israel a couple times in the past year. His ...

Hillel provides opportunity to watch NBA’s first Israeli player

By Ben Cooper For the Mitzpeh @bcoopz7 With the National Basketball Association season now well underway, Maryland Hillel students attended the Washington Wizards game versus the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28. The trip, organized by Israeli Fellow Shira Gabay and Hillel Programs/Operations Associate Alyssa Silva gave students the chance to ...

NBA coach David Blatt gave Israelis someone to root for in America

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 On June 21, 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt to fill their head coach vacancy. Less than two years later, Cleveland fired Blatt despite a 30-11 record and an NBA Finals appearance the previous season. Blatt’s firing was huge news across the NBA. As ...