Mosques in Jewish neighborhoods

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?

12/24/2013
Staff Writer
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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
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