By Doric Sam
“Day of Atonement !! Sundown tonight – Sundown tomorrow. This is going to be the hardest one yet. No eating or drinking during camp,” he wrote in the caption along with a Bible verse. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people and they observe the day with a period of fasting and intensive prayer.
Stoudemire’s mother is Jewish and he made his heritage known in 2010 when he took a trip to Israel to get a better understanding of the religion. He has committed to embracing that side of his culture, becoming a major shareholder of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club in the summer of 2013.
That same year he was named an assistant coach of the Canadian basketball team for the 19th Maccabiah Games, which gave him the opportunity to return to Israel. He met with Israeli president Shimon Peres, who suggested he join the Israeli national basketball team.
Day of Atonement !! Sundown tonight – Sundown tomorrow. This is going to be the hardest one yet. No eating or drinking during camp. #Read — For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord (Yah). It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever. (Leviticus 16:30-31 KJV)
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