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By Goldstein David A.

each season, dozens of African American basketball gamers close up their footwear to play and dwell in Israel. They devour Israeli nutrients, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, adventure cultural and non secular customs within the world’s simply Jewish state, and voluntarily disclose themselves to the omnipresent risk of violence within the risky heart East. a few avid gamers are either Black and Jewish through beginning. Others decide to convert to Judaism whereas dwelling in Israel. a few pass as far as to acquire Israeli citizenship, enlist within the Israeli military, marry Israeli girls, 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 gamers in Israel from the Nineteen Seventies until eventually this day. writer David A. Goldstein examines how they prove within the nation within the first position, the multitude of particular features 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 12 months. at times they even choose to remain in Israel permanently.

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