Rabbi Michael Lerner gave a moving eulogy at Muhammad Ali’s funeral on Friday., June 10, 2016, which received a standing ovation. He called for an end to Islamophobia, praised Ali’s anti-war stance, and urged the United States to stand up to the Israeli government and to support a Palestinian state:
“[We] have called upon the United States Government to stand up to the part of the Israeli government that is oppressing Palestinians [because] we as Jews understand that our commitment is to recognize that God has created everyone in God’s image and that everyone is equally precious and that means the Palestinian people as well as all other people on the Planet.”
Rabbi Michael Lerner’s speech is a must-watch and will give you chills. May you rest in peace, Muhammad Ali. May God bless your soul and may your powerful actions continue to inspire us all.