Muslims

Where Muslims, Jews Clash — And Hug

A unique and controversial experiment, under wraps until now, offers American Muslim leaders a deeper understanding of Jewish identity and history.

11/17/2015 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

I spent the last weekend of October on the Upper West Side with more than 40 thoughtful, impressive women and men from across the country on an intellectual and spiritual journey.

Gary Rosenblatt

The Incredibly Shrinking Tent

The GOP has long boasted of being a big open tent but it seems to be shrinking quite a bit lately thanks to the "keep out" signs being posted by some of its presidential contenders and leading figures.

Muslims In Norway To Form ‘Peace Ring’ Around Oslo Synagogue

02/17/2015 - 19:00

Muslims in Norway plan to form what they are calling a “peace ring” around an Oslo synagogue following Sabbath services.

Most Diverse Congress? It's Relative

The 114th Congress that convened this week is being called the most diverse in history.  That is a bit misleading. Relative to prior sessions, yes, but far from reflecting the nation as a whole.

I am reminded of the dog food company that advertised its product as "half horse meat and half rabbit meat."  When sued for false advertising it came out that the company's definition of half and half meant one horse to one rabbit.

Respond Positively To Good News Among Arabs And Muslims

08/10/2014 - 20:00

When missiles and bombs are flying, while terrorists kidnap and murder, when civilians are caught in the crossfire, and when diaspora Jews and Palestinians are vilified and attacked, there is no good news for anyone. But planning beyond the horrors of the past weeks, as we must, careful scanning of changes in the Arab and Muslim worlds suggest new opportunities for Israelis to live at peace with Palestinians and other neighbors.

Americans View Jews, Christians Warmly; Atheists, Muslims Get Cold Shoulder

07/15/2014 - 20:00

WASHINGTON We like ourselves!

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers.

The Mosque Next Door

As the Muslim population of the U.S. grows, Jewish communities will increasingly find mosques in their midst. Will the faiths coexist peacefully?

12/23/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Baltimore — Like other members of this city’s tight-knit and closely packed Jewish community, attorney Phil Abraham heard a rumor last year about the fate of an empty building that recently had served as the site of an assisted-living facility: a mosque was moving into the Slade Mansion, right across the street from Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, a prominent Reform temple which Abraham serves as president.

Rabbi Yossi Kaplan and Mohammad Aziz in the parking lot that Chabad and the Islamic Center share. Photo via Chabad.org

Cases Of Mistaken Religious Identity

 

Wade Page, the White supremacist who stands accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage two weeks ago at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and apparently did his murderous deeds at a Sikh religious institution because of a common error.

He thought the Sikhs were Muslims.

Sikh men and many devout Muslim men sport beards and head coverings – turbans in the case of Sikhs; various items, including knitted white skullcaps, in the case of Muslims.

Symi Rom-Rymer, Bringing Jews and Muslims together.

Staff Writer
05/21/2012 - 20:00

Symi Rom-Rymer, 32

As a child, Symi Rom-Rymer heard stories about her great-grandfather’s 1911 journey from Russia to the U.S.

“I was very aware of the immigrant experience,” says Rom-Rymer, who is a founder and director of the Global Muslim Jewish Friendship Forum, an Internet-based grassroots organization that tries to unite members of both faiths in discussion about politics, culture and religion.

Symi Rom-Rymer
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