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Omri Casspi stands tall in a Florida sukkah

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Omri Casspi of the Houston Rockets joined Chabad of Clearwater director Rabbi Levi Hodakov in a Sukkah in Clearwater, Fla.(Courtesy of Chabad of Clearwater)

Omri Casspi of the Houston Rockets joined Chabad of Clearwater director Rabbi Levi Hodakov in a Sukkah in Clearwater, Fla.(Courtesy of Chabad of Clearwater)

Jewish NBA player Omri Casspi, recently signed by the Houston Rockets, spent the first night of Sukkot at the Chabad of Pinellas County in Clearwater, Fla.

Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, attended services and shared a meal with Rabbi Levi Hodakov and his family, and even made a “flawless kiddush on his own,” according to a press release.

We were happy to see that,  per this photo (which, we were informed, was taken before sunset and therefore does not violate Jewish law), the 6-foot-9 Casspi was able to stand up in the sukkah without knocking off the schach.

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