Rabbi Lerner on Muhammad Ali, Israel, Palestine and Tikkun (Part One)

Addressing the ongoing police killings of African-Americans and Israel's oppression of Palestinians and other related topics, I recently had the chance to interview someone I've admired for many years, Rabbi Michael Lerner— a renowned author, activist and humanitarian based in Berkeley, California. In league with Vaclav Havel and Noam Chomsky, Rabbi Lerner was chosen in 1998 by Utne Reader as one of the world's "100 top visionaries". And among other things, in 2005 Lerner received the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize from Morehouse College, the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Rabbi Lerner has been a long-time ally of the African-American community. He co-authored a book with Dr. Cornel West, entitled Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin, and when human rights titan and celebrated boxer Muhammad Ali passed away earlier this year, Rabbi Lerner gave a speech at Ali's memorial entitled "A Call for Love in the Face of Hatred."

Lounge Decor with Octagon Lamp

"Lounge Decor" chaise lounge and "Octagon Lamp" are original artistic designs by Max Eternity. Conceptually, the idea for these works is an elegant repose for the human form held solid and with ease - a bold and enduring sophistication for the modern age.

The Abelson Guthrie House: San Francisco's Modern Monolith

There’s no shortage of unique and interesting homes in San Francisco, but at least one street in the city has more than its fair share, and it’s called Laidley Street. Built by Ross Levy Architects, the Abelson Gunthrie House truly represents modernist residential design on a grand scale. (Editor's Note: This article was originally written and published for MaxEternity.com in December 2013)