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Knicks basketball star seeks Jewish roots

July 28, 2010

According to Ha’aretz, New York Knicks basketball power forward Amare Stoudemire is heading to Israel to find his roots. He recently learned that his mother is Jewish and wants to find out more about Israel and Judaism.

According to an Army Radio report, Stoudemire plans to spend time in Israel learning Hebrew, having recently learned he has a Jewish mother. “The holy land. Learn about it,” he wrote, adding “ha’halom sheli” – Hebrew for “this is my dream.”

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