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NBA Star Domantas Sabonis in the Process of Converting to Judaism

The Sacramento Kings player regularly studies with a rabbi online, put mezuzahs up at his home, and recited the Megillah on Purim.

Lithuanian-American NBA star Domantas Sabonis is in the process of converting to Judaism, according to media reports.

Sabonis, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, regularly studies with a rabbi online, put mezuzahs up at his home, and recited the Megillah on Purim.

“He’s always asking questions. He keeps kosher, and when he’s in Vilnius, he’s going to the kosher butchers to get chicken,” Rabbi Erez Sherman of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, a Conservative rabbi who studies with Sabonis, said.

Sabonis’ wife, who is Jewish, said of her husband, “He loves [Judaism] and really wants to be a part of it.”

“We keep Passover, we keep Shabbat. We don’t drive, and we do Shabbat dinner every week,” she said.

The two were wed in a Reform ceremony in August 2021.

By ILH Sports Desk

 

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