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Amar'e Stoudemire

I MIGHT Be Jewish ...

7/29/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't break out the Manischewitz just yet ... TMZ has learned NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire has not found concrete evidence that proves he comes from Jewish lineage ... but he's definitely looking.

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Stoudemire's agent tells us, "I know there are some reports that he is Jewish, but he is not.  He thinks there may be some Jewish blood on his mother's side and he is researching it."

Amar'e -- who just signed a $100 million contract with the NY Knicks -- is currently vacationing in Israel, where he's learning Hebrew and "studying the religions there."

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noneofyourbusiness    

Shoot, more power to him! Nothing wrong with trying to find where you came from/what your backround is. Makes us all stronger and wiser.

1545 days ago
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Dallas    

PoalrBear, go find another sand box to play in!

We ALL have a little Jewish blood running thru our veins. Jesus was Hebrew!

1545 days ago
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Donna    

"Jewish" is NOT a nationality, lineage or bloodline. Judaism is a religion. It is something one chooses to practice not something genetic that is passed to children through birth like blue eyes or red hair. Jewish people can be found in almost all nations of the world and do not come from only Israel. ARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH.

1545 days ago
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electriczipper    

well first he will have to figure out who his daddy is and that might take all that 100 million dollors he just got

1545 days ago
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Pete    

He's an idiot. Yet another thing the thugs will ruin.

1545 days ago
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Pete    

"Yeeeah, I mights be Jewish, know what I'sayin?"

1545 days ago
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LaToya Jackson    

Oy

1545 days ago
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Knockers De Clown    

I "mights" be Jewish too ..

1545 days ago
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Robzilla    

Welcome to the tribe Amare! Glad to have ya. L'Chaim!

1545 days ago
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Derek    

As a so-called "Negro" in America, he is already an original Hebrew. He does NOT need the European descended "Jews" to validate him.

1545 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

He should just practice Kabbalah like Madonna and call it a day....

1545 days ago
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neither of these two sluts    

why would obama take sides after all he is an oreo...his mama was a white girkl and his daddy a black man...talk about fence sitting...he should be doing his job, instead of doing a gossip show with a bunch of bitches! if this is micele obamas favorite show...then we can see and understand why she is the first useless first lady ever to live!

1545 days ago
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PJ    

A black Jew? That would explain his well-do***ented tipping habits in the Scottdale area..

1545 days ago
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Chuck    

And MJ is his Dad

1545 days ago
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DoItYourself    

MIGHT be Jewish eh? Judaism is a Religion, not a RACE of people. Hell, I might be Zoroastrian if I go back far enough. err, rather, my ancestors may have held that particular faith.

Yes, there are peoples from an area who have physical commonalities and their Jewish faith is another thing many have in common --- but there are Jews from many different places now and throughout history.
So WHICH Jewish populaton is he decended from? Middle East? Russia? Eastern Europe? Ethiopia?

Why is he studying the faith just coz of that revelation? How does he know his ancestors who may have been Jewish were actually observant of the faith, even if they were from Israel area? Maybe they were only from that area, and Jewish by default but not by practice.

So he's studying Judaism now because of that information? Why not run out and study some African Tribal spirituality that his ancestors MAY have been a part of? Pick a tribe. Any tribe! African is African right? Jewish is Jewish, no matter where they're specifically decended from. Right? ppfft! Seems to me to be more pertinent to study the culture and history of the area his ancestors were from,that'd give a more tangible conenction to those specific people... but... good for him to find an interest and run with it. :-)

1545 days ago
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