Tamir Goodman was known as “The Jewish Jordan” when he was a top 25 high school basketball player in 2000 but turned down a scholarship from the University of Maryland because his Jewish beliefs forbade him from playing on Friday night and Saturday before sundown. He eventually settled in Israel where he became a professional player and is now a coach. There has been a recent spike in anti-Semitic crime in the NY area where some Jews have been attacked by Blacks. Tamir is a passionate believer that basketball can heal the rift between the Jewish and African American communities. His story is a great example of of how it can work.