Michael Douglas' Genesis Prize Ceremony
On June 18, 2015, Michael Douglas received the second Genesis Prize at a ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre in Jerusalem, Israel.
The event, hosted by comedian Jay Leno, highlighted the importance of inclusion for intermarried families and the contributions of Jews to Hollywood and Broadway.
Accepting the prize from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr. Douglas shared:
"Abraham’s tent was open on all four sides so that he could welcome people from all directions. Abraham is our tradition’s hero of hospitality, and I strongly believe that Judaism should reflect the spirit of welcome in the tradition that began with Abraham’s tent, and this tent, this Jewish home, is one from which I will continue to try to live by the Jewish values handed down to me from my Dad and now handed up to me from my son."