Elana and Ibtisam: Women working for peace

Elana and Ibtisam: Women working for peace

Some time ago I posted a short video about Elana and Ibtisam who work together for peace in Israel and Palestine. They both spoke about the role of women in peace-building and how women’s voices need to be heard in the peace process. I posted the clip with the title Holding Hands: Daughters of Abraham … Continue reading

Haifa’s Answer

Haifa’s Answer

A film about Haifa where different groups successfully co-exist and celebrate their main religious holidays together. It is possible and there are some very interesting comments from the participants in this film. Well worth watching. “Different communities living together in the same town in a country of conflicts, strive to find a form of coexistence … Continue reading

Microphones for Peace

Microphones for Peace

This is the Olam Qatan music programme on Microphones for Peace presented by Ya’qub Ibn Yusuf from Jerusalem. Ya’qub explains, “Olam Qatan means “microcosm” or “small world” and is the name of Jerusalem’s spiritual bookstore & East-West music store. Our Olam Qatan program features new Israeli music bridging secular and religious approaches to Judaism, Ashkenazic … Continue reading

Expressing Condolences to the Bereaved

Expressing Condolences to the Bereaved

Originally posted on ICCI Blog:
Dr. Ron Kronish first published on Times of Israel, July 7th 2014 ? At the end of April, I wrote a post on this blog, which was entitled “Stop the Hate Crimes Epidemic in Israel Now.” It was translated into Hebrew and also published on the Walla website. At that…

A new book by Rabbi Shai Har-El on “Where Islam and Judaism Join Together”

A new book by Rabbi Shai Har-El on “Where Islam and Judaism Join Together”

An interesting new book on Jewish-Muslim relations by author, Shai Har-El. When asked how his book will help Jews and Muslims to appreciate their common bonds Har-El replies: I wrote my book in a spirit of harmony and brotherhood. I treated it as a place, where I attempt to bridge between Islam and Judaism, and … Continue reading

Judaism and Islam: A Fascinating Lecture by Professor Reuven Firestone

Judaism and Islam: A Fascinating Lecture by Professor Reuven Firestone

In this very interesting lecture by Rabbi Professor Reuven Firestone he speaks about relations between Jews and Muslims, Hebrews and Arabs, going right back to ancient times. The lecture is conceived as an introduction to Islam for Jews, about which Professor Firestone has also written a book. The parts of the lecture that I found … Continue reading