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By Goldstein David A.

each season, dozens of African American basketball avid gamers close up their shoes to play and dwell in Israel. They devour Israeli meals, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, event cultural and non secular customs within the world’s purely Jewish state, and voluntarily reveal themselves to the omnipresent hazard of violence within the risky heart East. a few gamers are either Black and Jewish by way of beginning. Others decide to convert to Judaism whereas living in Israel. a few pass as far as to procure Israeli citizenship, enlist within the Israeli military, marry Israeli ladies, and remain lengthy after their enjoying careers finish.
Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters within the Holy Land, is the 1st publication to supply an in-depth exploration and research of the reports of African American basketball avid gamers in Israel from the Seventies until this day. writer David A. Goldstein examines how they prove within the kingdom within the first position, the multitude of detailed points in their lives there, the demanding situations and problems they face, and the explanations a few decide to go back to Israel 12 months after yr. from time to time they even choose to remain in Israel permanently.

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