Goldstein David A.'s Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy PDF

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By Goldstein David A.

each season, dozens of African American basketball gamers close up their footwear to play and reside in Israel. They devour Israeli foodstuff, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, adventure cultural and non secular customs within the world’s simply Jewish nation, and voluntarily divulge themselves to the omnipresent probability of violence within the unstable heart East. a few avid gamers are either Black and Jewish by way of start. Others decide to convert to Judaism whereas living 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 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 reviews of African American basketball gamers in Israel from the Seventies until eventually this present day. writer David A. Goldstein examines how they turn out within the state within the first position, the multitude of special elements 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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