Articles | interfaith

Reimagining Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Response to My Jewish Critics

08.05.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi responds to the criticism on his piece with Imam Abdullah, supporting the Brandeis University decision to rescind awarding Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an honorary degree.

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What Muslims and Jews Should Learn From Brandeis

23.04.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli

We call upon our communities to follow Brandeis’ example and refrain from honoring those whose goal is to dishonor the other.

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An Israeli in a Mosque

5.12.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Especially now, with the Middle East imploding, Jews need to navigate between threat and possibility. Being vigilant against danger doesn’t preclude an openness toward those willing to engage us in the process of reconciliation.

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A Troubling Tale of Jewish-Muslim Relations

21.07.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

An altercation on Jerusalem’s light rail teaches the difficult but essential price of Jewish sovereignty: the need to respect the primacy of democratic rules in public space, even if it may restrict notions of Jewish law. 

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Lessons From a Man of Peace

10.03.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Rav Menachem Froman taught me that, in order to make peace with the Muslim world, one needs not only to honor Islam but to love it – cherish its fearless heart, the power of its surrender, the wisdom of its frank confrontation with human transience. 

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Introspection as a Prerequisite for Peace

7.9.2002, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Peace will come only through mutual introspection and atonement. 

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