By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Hanukah is for Muslim Jews for two reasons, One is because Hanukah (Hebrew for faithful dedication-Islam) refers to the rededication of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem after it was profaned in 168 BCE by an idol installed in it by the Syrian Greek king Antiochus IV. The second reason is… Read More Hanukah Is For Muslim Jews
Title: Judaism and Islam as Synergistic Monotheisms: A Reform Rabbi’s Reflections on the Profound Connectedness of Islam and Judaism Author: Rabbi Allen S. Maller Publisher: Hadassa Word Press Pages: 120 Price: 15 US dollars ISBN: 978-3-639-79499-1 Reviewed by: Neza T. Reyhan† Current political tensions over Palestine/Israel might seem to project a different image, but contrary… Read More Book Review: Judaism and Islam as Synergistic Monotheisms: A Reform Rabbi’s Reflections…
Uighur women in China have reportedly had their long tunics cut short by the authorities, in what appears to be the latest attempt to suppress the minority’s Muslim identity. Source: Chinese authorities accused of cutting Uighur dresses in latest crackdown on Muslim minority
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller The Koran is the only book of revelation that includes within itself a theory of prophethood which includes the prophets of other religions. There have always been (since the days of Adam) people inspired by Allah who urged their society to avoid destruction by turning away from its corrupt and… Read More What A Rabbi Learns From Studying The Koran
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Stories can be fiction or true. Some stories are true because they accurately describe a unique event that happened a certain time and place. Other stories are events that once happened and have subsequently been dramatized by creative minds or faithful hearts. Archetypical stories that have been retold over the… Read More The Transforming Power Of Brotherly Love
By Rabbi Allen S Maller The Koran is the only book of revelation that includes within itself a theory of prophethood which includes other religions. There have always been (since the days of Adam) people inspired by Allah who urged their society to avoid destruction by turning away from its corrupt and unjust ways and … Read More Is Islam Anti-Judaism?
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller The FBI reports that hate crimes against Muslims in the USA rose in 2015 to their highest levels since the aftermath of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. In 2015, there were 257 incidents of anti-Muslim bias compared to 154 incidents in 2014, an increase of 67%. The total is second only… Read More Muslims Have Many Allies Against Hate Crimes