When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, I was living in Seattle, on the other side of America. My brother and his wife were visiting me. We did not leave the house for two days because we were worried that Americans angry at Muslims would attack my sister-in-law, who wore a hijab.
Few issues illustrate the fractured, contradictory and disputatious nature of the American Jewish community better than the debate over whether to build an
Islamic community center at the site of Ground Zero.