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Jewish Muslim Dialogue

Who Gets to Say What Is 'Islamic?'

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Muslim Americans will tell us how we can best be their allies. We don't need to enter into the debate on the true nature of their religion. Rather, we should stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Muslim friends as they work out what they believe is "very Islamic" today.

Interfaith Iftars Bring Muslims And Jews Together During Ramadan

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim tradition calls for breaking the Ramadan fast in the evening with a date and a sip of water, and increasingly these days, the company of ...

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Muslim And Jewish Leaders Unite To Combat Hatred

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

The hard truth is both Jews and Muslims are imperiled in many parts of the world. We are most effective in confronting these dangers by pooling our efforts and truly becoming our brother's keeper.

Prophetic Voices Needed!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe that those who desire peace for all Israelis and all Palestinians are in the majority--but they have to speak up. They can no longer remain a silent and ineffective majority and continue to let their crazies dominate the conversation and run the show.

Engaging Palestinian Literature: A Jewish Journey Into Empathy

Joe Winkler | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

I harbor no delusions of literature solving political problems. The truth is much more complicated. But literature illuminates complexity.

Why A Jewish Seminary Must Find Common Ground With Islam

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

There is no more urgent issue for individuals and communities of faith at this moment than to find our way to genuine cooperation, tolerance and mutual respect. The moderates of all faiths have to talk often and well, lest the extremists carry the day.

Prison Library Conversations

Avi Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Avi Steinberg

His ignorance of religious history was, ironically, an asset. He apparently hadn't received the memo that pious Jews and Muslims were at war and that they shared nothing in common.

New York's Imam Is on a Mission

Chine Labbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chine Labbe

Assistant Imam Mohammad Shamsi Ali's appointment to the Islamic Cultural Center, the first building constructed as a mosque in New York City, only reinforced his commitment to bridge different religious communities.

Finding Common Ground

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

If we condemn Ahmadinejad and other patrons of terrorism, we must commend those Muslim intellectuals and religious leaders who have the courage to speak out publicly against the continued fomentation of Judaeophobia.