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Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire is studying Hebrew

JOSEFINA DOLSTEN/JTA | Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:07 pm

Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire may soon be able to add another skill to his impressive resume: Hebrew. The 34-year-old basketball player, who moved to Israel after signing a two-year deal with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem in August, is now learning the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet.

Stoudemire —who isn’t Jewish but identifies with the Hebrew Israelites, African-Americans who believe they are connected to the biblical Israelites — shared a photo of himself on Twitter studying Hebrew. A menorah graces the table where he is studying.Stoudemire has raved about his “adopted homeland.”

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