Amar’e Stoudemire

by follers on June 1, 2014

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Birth Name: Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire

Place of Birth: Lake Wales, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 16, 1982

Ethnicity: African-American

Amar’e Stoudemire is an American basketball player. His parents, Carrie (Palmorn) and Hazell Stoudemire, are both African-American.

Amar’e’s maternal grandparents were Jack Palmorn (the son of Joe Palmorn) and Bessie Thomas.

Amar’e’s mother has evidently “mentioned that somewhere back in her lineage there might be some Jewish roots”.

Amar’e has said:

Both of my parents come from a Hebraic background… My family are Hebrew Israelites descended from the Kingdom of Judah.

Amar’e’s maternal grandparents, who were African-American, were of the Baptist religion.

Amar’e practices Judaism, and plays for an Israeli basketball team. He has also said that he believes that “Jesus is the Messiah”, and that he is “culturally Jewish”.

It does not appear that Jewish ancestry has yet been documented/verified for Amar’e Stoudemire. It is not clear if he has (yet?) converted to Judaism.

Sources: http://njjewishnews.com
http://www.jpost.com

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passingtime85 January 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Correction.

This is more of a question rather than a true correction.

Should this line “It does not appear that Jewish ancestry has yet been documented/verified for Amar’e Stoudemire” be stricken from this profile?

If he claims to be a Hebrew Israelite, I’m pretty sure that he meant he’s a Black Israelite. If that’s the case, there will never be a record of his ancestry to support that claim. Instead of me explaining why that is, I suggest a moderator to look into their history for him and/or herself.

Either way I feel like the wording should be changed.

follers January 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

“Instead of me explaining why that is, I suggest a moderator to look into their history for him and/or herself.”

I’ll pass.

As I understand it, Stoudemire meant that he has “typical” Jewish ancestry of some kind, i.e.:
http://njjewishnews.com/kaplanskorner/2010/08/02/amare-update/

passingtime85 January 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm

“My family are Hebrew Israelites descended from the Kingdom of Judah.”

That statement seems to suggest otherwise. But w/e it’s your call.

follers January 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Yes, Stoudemire went from generic Jewish ancestry in the early 2010s to more ambitious comments like that one more recently.

I don’t think his parents nor his grandparents were Black Hebrew Israelites.

bearboy January 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Speaking of Judaism follers are you 100% confident Anthony Rapp, Abigail Breslin,Aalessandra Torresani, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Carter, and Charlie Sheen have no recent Jewish ancestry?

follers January 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm

I would say 100% for Torresani, Goldberg, Carter, and most probably Rapp.

How did Carter get involved in this, anyway? He wouldn’t be my first choice for the first Jewish president.

bearboy January 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

I don’t understand? “Amar’e practices Judaism, and plays for an Israeli basketball team.” “It is not clear if he has (yet?) converted to Judaism.”

follers January 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm

It’s just that, it doesn’t appear to be publicly known if Stoudemire has officially converted to Judaism.

Connerfromvine May 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

furthermore***

Connerfromvine December 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm

“Amar’e has frequently stated that he has some kind of Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side”

I have never heard him say “I have Jewish ANCESTRY on my mother’s side” He has only said that he is Jewish and practices Judaism. If he says he practices, then you can assume he does.

“No Jewish ancestry has ever been documented for Amar’e Stoudemire, nor has he (yet?) converted to Judaism.”

The media does not document the beliefs of all athletes.

Mr. Postman March 25, 2016 at 12:49 am

Not all athletes but Stoudemire’s specifically because he embrace of Judaism was a big story in the media:

“I have been aware since my youth that I am a Hebrew through my mother, and that is something that has played a subtle but important role in my development,”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/NBA-superstar-Stoudemire-is-Jewish

“I’m not technically Jewish,” he says. “It just happened organically.”

He is, in his words, “culturally Jewish,” an immersion that included a “Hebraic wedding” in 2012, observance of Jewish holy days and ongoing plans for Israeli citizenship.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:igsToq1mruYJ:www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-amare-stoudemire-judaism-0913-20150912-story.html+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Connerfromvine May 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Based off Mr. Postman’s post, Ethnic, please remove
““No Jewish ancestry has ever been documented for Amar’e Stoudemire, nor has he (yet?) converted to Judaism.””

follers May 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Why? Has anyone found his Jewish ancestry, or is there any evidence that he has actually converted to Judaism?

Connerfromvine May 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

The statements contradict each other….how can there be a story about his his Jewish faith and a statement “…nor has he converted to Judaism me true…..”

Futhermore, also from the article, he said he has ancestors that were Jewish, contradiction….

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