Despite fightin’ words, Muhammad Ali has Jews’ respect


Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali turns 70 years old today.

Known for his fightin’ words, Ali made no exceptions with his controversial statements about Israel. 

Nevertheless, the iconic athlete is revered by many Jews, including Billy Crystal.


Here are are a handful of articles chronicling Ali’s bouts and bonding moments with the Jewish community dating back to 1970. 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ali. 

(Disclosure: I did a fourth grade book report about him, which involved me donning sparring gloves and a bathrobe for a presentation. Also, my dad looked up to him as a kid.


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