Last Night's Winner: The JewsBarry Petchesky7/29/10 10:30amFiled to: Last night's winnerAmare StoudemireJews63EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn sports, everyone is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like the People of the Book, who, in addition to controlling the media, now control the paint at MSG thanks to Amar'e Stoudemire's newfound faith.Advertisement We've long assumed his Twitter account (@amareisreal) was so named to assure fans as to its authenticity. But could it be that all along he just didn't know how to spell "Israel?" The Jews of New York must be psyched. (There are Jews in New York, right?)Stoudemire says he recently discovered that his mother is Jewish, and is traveling to Israel to learn more about his roots:AdvertisementOn the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip. The holy land. Learn about it. This ze ha'halom sheli. Shalom.less than a minute ago via EchofonAmar'e Stoudemire AmareisrealJerusalem is a beautiful city, I'm at a cafe eating a late lunch. I'm learning Hebrew by the min. Keep up !! Shalom.less than a minute ago via EchofonAmar'e Stoudemire AmareisrealWe've looked into the question of Stoudemire's faith before, and with the help of a theology student, concluded he likely belongs to an obscure offshoot of the Black Hebrew Israelites. So it's iffy, but as Deadspin's resident Jew (and only one, despite this odd Yahoo Answers question), I say there's always room at this party.