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May 2, 2013 6:58 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Amar’e Stoudemire Shows Up at Trendy Kosher Eatery Sporting ‘Huge’ Yarmulke

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J Soho co-owner Menachem Senderowicz with NBA basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire. Photo: Facebook.

NBA basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire stopped into downtown New York City Kosher hotspot J Soho Wednesday night for dinner with friends and family.

“He wore a cap and when he removed it he has this cool yarmulke under it. It was knitted and in color. definitely not the typical yarmulke,” J Soho co-owner Menachem Senderowicz told The Algemeiner, adding that Amar’e’s headgear was “huge.”

“Only someone as fashionable as Amar’e Stoudemire can ‘own’ a yarmulke the way he wears it,” Senderowicz gushed.

No word on what Stoudemire ate, but whatever it was he probably ate a lot of it as he is 6ft 10 inches tall.

Stoudemire publicly embraced Judaism in 2010 when he discovered he had roots in the religion. The discovery was followed by a high profile visit to Israel the same year. He was married in 2012 in a modest Jewish ceremony.

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  • Observance does not make a good Jew. The content of their character does.

  • Big deal that a famous basketball player has “embraced” Judaism! What a thrill for every Jew – religious, studious, thoughful, etc, etc. As the old question goes: is this good for the Jews or bad for the Jews?? This guy is now a big hero? I’m not impressed. For starters, let’s see his extent of observance. As my Mother usta say, “Never mind the big talk: if you’re gonna be a Jew, make sure you marry a Jewish girl!” Playin’ basketball don’t getcha no praise. Let’s see how often he shows up in shul? Does he give autographs at the Oneg Shabbat?? Knowhudimean?? (Y’ ain’t supposed to write on Shabbat) I’ve been a Jew-boy for 83+ YEARS, INCLUDING BEING BEAT UP BECAUSE THE “JEWS KILLED JESUS!” I’ve got a few Jewish heroes of my own: and none of ’em ever saw a basketball!

  • Nothing like a proud Jew. I love him!