Sons of Abraham

Sons of Abraham

A Candid Conversation About the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims

Book - 2013
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"A prominent rabbi and imam, each raised in orthodoxy, overcome the temptations of bigotry and work to bridge the chasm between Muslims and Jews. Sons of Abraham relates the unlikely friendship between the orthodox Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali. Despite the anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic prejudices they were exposed to in their youth, these two men forged a lasting friendship in the tumultuous decade following the attacks of 9/11. Here they share their vision of how Jews and Muslims can work to find common ground. To that end, they analyze some of the religious texts that divide--but can also unite--Jews and Muslims, and address the pressing issues of the day, such as why Jews should be concerned about Islamophobia and why Muslims should care about anti-Semitism. In a time when Jews and Muslims are viewed as incorrigible enemies, Sons of Abraham is an example of a genuine alliance that gives readers a cause for hope"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780807033074
0807033073
Branch Call Number: 296.397 Schn
Characteristics: xvi, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Ali, Shamsi - Author

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