Rabbi Michael Lerner | The Sun Magazine

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Rabbi Michael Lerner studied at Columbia University, lived on an Israeli kibbutz, and participated in the Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley. By the end of the sixties he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle and a leader in the antiwar movement. In the eighties he worked as a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, having completed two PhDs: in philosophy at UC Berkeley and in clinical and social psychology at the Wright Institute. He founded the magazine Tikkun in 1986. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1995 and a year later founded Beyt Tikkun. In 2005 Rabbi Lerner founded the Network of Spiritual Progressives. His latest book is Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East.

— From September 2012
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