I grew up knowing him as Lew Alcinder, the rest of the world knows him as Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Regardless of what the Tundra Tabloids thinks of his choice of belief, I’m glad to see him being respectful to his father’s dying wish to visit with the rabbi who he rescued as a small boy during WWII. KGS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to visit Israel
American basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will visitIsrael in July and meet with Rabbi Israel Meir Lau to discuss a film that he is making about World War II, the rabbi said recently.
The film is based on the book “Brothers in Arms”, which Abdul-Jabbar co-authored and deals with the American troops who liberated Nazi concentration camps in the end of World War II. Abdul-Jabbar’s own father served on the 761st Tank Battalion, which liberated the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany.