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  • ‘Chained’ Orthodox women and four other forgotten Jewish stories from Sept. 11

    September 10, 2015 | 2:50 pm

    Every year, Sept. 11 is commemorated across the United States in schools, synagogues and other public places. But 14 years on, some of the fallout from the devastating attack has inevitably slipped from public memory. Here are five forgotten stories of Sept. 11 that involve the...

  • Q&A with the 'Ground Zero' Imam

    By Dennis Prager

    July 24, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    On July 20, Jewish Journal columnist Dennis Prager conducted a lengthy interview on his radio show with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of “What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America,” who is best known for his plans to build an Islamic community center, including a...

  • America, a mosque and me

    By Mona Eltahawy

    September 8, 2010 | 9:47 am

    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...

  • The psychology behind the Ground Zero mosque

    By Judea Pearl

    August 28, 2010 | 7:40 pm

    I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans oppose the construction of an Islamic Center and a Mosque next to Ground Zero. I cannot agree with the theory that such broad resistance...

  • JCC leader advising couple behind Islamic center

    August 23, 2010 | 10:45 am

    The head of the Manhattan JCC is advising the effort to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero.

    Rabbi Joy Levitt, executive director of the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, is calling on Jewish and Christian institutions to accept the couple behind the...

  • Couple behind Ground Zero mosque a model of tolerance

    August 19, 2010 | 9:40 am

    Over the last few months, I have had a front-row seat to history.

    Last May, I spoke at a public hearing of Manhattan’s Community Board No. 1 in support of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan, the husband-and-wife team who initiated plans to build a 13-story Islamic community...

  • Pelosi calls for transparency from both sides in mosque dispute

    August 18, 2010 | 6:53 pm

    Nancy Pelosi agreed with an ADL call on a group planning a mosque near Ground Zero to reveal its funders, but said the mosque’s opponents should do the same.

    The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives weighed in Wednesday on the controversy. She echoed statements from...