Amare Stoudemire on Black Anti-Semitism & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Meet Gabi Grossbard, An Orthodox Jew Running For Congress
Gabi Grossbard, a former car salesman, IDF veteran and Orthodox Jew, is running for Congress in the 9th District in the Aug. 4 Republican primary for the chance to face Rep. Andy Levin this fall. The 9th District includes Huntington Woods, Bloomfield Township and Franklin, along with 19 other cities in Oakland and Macomb counties.

Meet the Rapper Combining Jewish Faith With Music to Spread a Message
Rapper Nissim Black joins the 3rd hour of TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones via video call to talk about how he is combining his Orthodox Jewish faith with the love of rap music that was instilled in him as a child.

Amar’e Stoudemire Cites Lack of Black Leadership For Rise In Anti-Semitic Rhetoric
Pro basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire is both Black and Jewish — and says he’s uniquely positioned to help “bridge the gap” between the two groups. Stoudemire has been living and playing ball in Israel since 2016 — but he’s been paying attention to the recent wave of anti-Semitic comments from high profile people like DeSean Jackson, Stephen Jackson and Nick Cannon.

Nick Cannon Visits Holocaust Museum, Pledges Donation
After coming under intense fire for antisemitic comments made on his podcast, TV host Nick Cannon is working to make amends with the Jewish community. Cannon reached out to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the two met at Cannon’s home in Los Angeles last Thursday.

Without Camp, Kids Start Local Businesses
Miriam Schwartz, 13, of Pikesville had dreams of the fun activities she’d partake in and the new friends she’d meet at Camp Shoresh this summer. When camp was canceled, she turned her focus to the business she started in December of 2019, IBuild by Miriam, where she assembles Ikea furniture and the like. She is just one of many children taking up creative projects this summer to replace camps.

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