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UK Jews and Muslims team up against hate – Al Jazeera English

UK Jews and Muslims team up against hate – Al Jazeera English.

Rabbi Herschel Gluck founder of the Muslim-Jewish Forum

Rabbi Herschel Gluck founder of the Muslim-Jewish Forum

Here is an example of Jews and Muslims working together against anti-semitism and islamophobia. “Muslims and Jews living in the same North London neighbourhood are making a stand together against hate crime amid concerns of an increased threat to both communities in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.” I’m beginning to see more examples of this kind of solidarity between the faiths and one can only hope that it increases and gains greater media coverage. Click here to read full article

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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 most fascinating are on the symbiotic relationship between ancient Arabs and Jews, and the similarities between Islam and Judaism. Professor Firestone has also written an introduction to Judaism for Muslims.

http://fora.tv/2008/09/18/An_Introduction_to_Islam_for_Jews

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