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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 consume Israeli meals, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, event cultural and spiritual customs within the world’s merely Jewish kingdom, and voluntarily reveal themselves to the omnipresent probability of violence within the risky center East. a few gamers are either Black and Jewish via start. 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 booklet to supply an in-depth exploration and research of the stories of African American basketball avid gamers in Israel from the Seventies until eventually at the present time. writer David A. Goldstein examines how they turn out within the state within the first position, the multitude of distinct facets 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. on occasion they even choose to remain in Israel permanently.

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