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  • Celebrating Judaism and Islam in America

    November 19, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    What happens when Jewish and Muslim leaders set their minds to engage in dialogue, and then move beyond dialogue to social action, prayer and friendship? When we first met in February 2008, another question asked in good humor was, “What took so long for us to meet?”

     Six years...

  • Florence’s Jewish, Muslim reps appeal for interfaith dialogue

    August 13, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    Representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities in Florence, Italy, along with the city’s mayor, appealed for interfaith respect and dialogue at “this dramatic moment of Middle East conflict.”

    The city’s chief rabbi, Joseph Levi, and Imam Izzedin Elzir met Tuesday with Mayor...

  • Choose Life: Jews and Muslims working for peace together in Israel

    July 23, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    While violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated in recent weeks, a small group is attempting to keep dialogue open between the disparate groups. 

    Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, 57, Rabbi Shaul Judelman, 35, and a growing number of Israeli West Bank settlers and...

  • Rabbi: Saudi king’s invitation for dialogue ‘must be seized’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2008 | 2:06 pm

    Talk about a heady life choice: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia brings Muslims and Christians and Jews together this month for the unimaginatively named World Conference on Dialogue, and for it he’s deemed an apostate who must die. What a guy, right? And you thought the king was just...

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  • Jesus’ Death Now Debated by Jews

    By Eric J. Greenberg

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The controversy over Mel Gibson's upcoming film about the death of Jesus has spurred painful exchanges between Jews and Christians and progressive and traditional Catholics in recent days. To date, the debates have centered on the "proper" interpretation of the role of Jews in Jesus'...

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