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By Goldstein David A.

each season, dozens of African American basketball gamers close up their shoes to play and stay in Israel. They consume 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 hazard of violence within the unstable center East. a few gamers are either Black and Jewish by way of start. Others decide to convert to Judaism whereas living in Israel. a few cross as far as to procure Israeli citizenship, enlist within the Israeli military, marry Israeli girls, and remain lengthy after their taking part in careers finish.
Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters within the Holy Land, is the 1st ebook to supply an in-depth exploration and research of the studies of African American basketball avid gamers in Israel from the Seventies until eventually this day. writer David A. Goldstein examines how they prove 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 12 months. now and again they even choose to remain in Israel permanently.

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