Cassius Clay won gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics when he was 18 years old. Speaking to the media in the Italian capital, he talked up his love of country. Then, he returned to his native Louisville, Kentucky, and instead of a hero’s welcome, the boxer encountered segregation and derision, an experience that would help…
(JTA) — Liberal American Rabbi Michael Lerner has been invited to speak at boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s funeral. “I am deeply humbled and honored to be invited to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral,” Lerner, the editor of Tikkun Magazine, wrote on Facebook. “It has been several decades since I worked with Muhammad Ali in the…
Amar’e Stoudemire, Brett Ratner, Chelsea Handler, Michael Lerner, Jerry Lewis
With a Democratic conflagration on Election Day long predicted, of-the-moment explanations have proliferated. From one corner comes an analysis that could be called timeless: It gets repeated year after year.
Rabbi Michael Lerner is sorry.
Rabbi Michael Lerner, the longtime activist and editor of Tikkun magazine, has published an essay saying he is open to the possibility that the American government may have been behind the September 11 terrorist attacks.
While leaders from across the Jewish spectrum have rushed to condemn former president Jimmy Carter and his new book “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid,” at least one prominent Jewish figure has headed in the opposite direction.