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Jewish scholar lectures on ‘How Islam Saved the Jews’

AL.com: by Greg Garrison — David J. Wasserstein, a professor of Jewish History at Vanderbilt University, will lecture on “How Islam Saved the Jews” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April…

3 dead in shootings at Jewish centers

Suspect is man in his 70s, police say By Matthew Stucker and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN updated 11:05 PM EDT, Sun April 13, 2014 (CNN) — A gunman opened fire at two Jewish…

Brandeis Gets It Right on Islam

Huff Post: by Eric H. Yoffie — The task of American Jews and all Americans is to join with our Muslim friends in the fight against religious fanaticism in Islam…

Spain’s Apology: Jews are Not the Only Ones Who Suffered; Muslims Also Owed Corrections for Historical Wrongs

By Faisal Kutty (about the author) The Spanish government’s offer of the “right of return” to the descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 is a “bit late, but nevertheless worthy…

Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality – Richer Nations Are Exception

Survey Report Many people around the world think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person, according to surveys in 40 countries by the Pew Research…

Delaying the apocalypse at Al-Aqsa/Temple Mount

Source: Haaretz By By Khaled Diab The Dome of the Rock dominates the Jerusalem skyline with majestic splendour. To the untrained eye, this architectural gem, floating resplendently above the old…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against army service

By Yolande Knell Continue reading the main story in BBC Related Stories Religious protest over Israel draft Should Israel’s Haredi Jews enlist?Watch Jerusalem: Communities up close Hundreds of thousands of…

If Spain welcomes back its Jews, will its Muslims be next?

theguardian: by Ashifa Kassam — A proposed law will fast-track naturalisation of Jews whose ancestors were expelled 500 years ago. Now the descendants of Muslims who were ousted are also…

The ‘Islam is different’ argument

Washington Post: by Eugene Volokh — I have argued that many (though not all) of the things that are condemned as intrusions of Islamic law into American law are actually…

Denmark’s ritual slaughter ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

Source: The Guardian By Andrew Brown “Animal welfare takes precedence over religion” declared Denmark’s ministry of agriculture when a ban on ritual slaughter came into effect this week. There were immediate…

Jewish Divorce Woes Plague Female ‘Agunahs:’ Carolyn Appell Talks About Her Six Year Struggle To Get A Get

The Jewish fear of intermarriage

By Erica Chernofsky: BBC News, Jerusalem Intermarriage – when Jews wed non-Jews – has been called a threat to the future survival of the Jewish nation. So what happened when…

‘Dear Einstein, Do Scientists Pray?’ Asks Sixth Grader

Source: The Huffington Post “Do scientists pray?” That’s the question that occupied the thoughts of a sixth-grade Sunday school class at The Riverside Church, and who better to pose it…

Archbishop of Canterbury’s daughter admits she ‘can’t be bothered to pray’

Source: The Telegraph By Alice Philipson Katharine Welby revealed that church is where she feels at her ‘worst’ during her battle with depression Katharine Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s daughter, has…

A Complete History of God – Documentary

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comments: This video is loaded not to condone all its ideas, but, merely for information and in a spirit of learning, different perspectives. On a positive…

Ariel Sharon, former Israeli Prime Minister, dead at 85

Former Israeli prime minister was in coma for 8 years By Alan Duke, updated 9:17 AM EST, Sat January 11, 2014 (CNN) – Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader…

Multi-Religious Compound in Cairo

Islam online: It’s a unique mystical spot in the Egyptian capital where the Qur’an, the Bible, and the Torah are continuously recited. It’s the multi-religious compound, which has ancient churches…

What Muslims and Jews Have in Common

The Huffington Post: When we tell people that we have written a book together entitled Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation About the Issues that Divide and Unite Muslims and…

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