Jummah Reflection: Pluralism, Diversity are Hard.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! This week I’ve been thinking a lot about pluralism. We all love the idea of pluralism… of a beautiful, diverse world where people live in harmony and find ways to overcome differences for the…

Jummah Reflection: It's Not About the Fucking System.

Jummah Mubark, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. I understand why someone might sell all their crap and move to the beach to become a surfer. I’m pretty sure 90% of the human capital being spent right now in our society is…

On the Recent Uptick of Online Hate Toward Muslims

I’ve spent the last week on the internet dealing with increased hate and vitriol toward Muslims. Let me be clear: I am an excellent human being. I work hard at it. (This wasn’t always so!) One of the things that…

Jummah Reflection: Inauguration Day

Jummah Mubara, Shabbat Shalom and TGIF. Yesterday more than 20 Jewish Community Centers across the country had bomb threats called in to them. Yesterday, a “representative” of the people of Texas sent letters to Muslim communities throughout the state, asking…

To Jerusalem and Back: Part III

It’s been more than two years since I first announced that I would be traveling to Jerusalem and touring Israel & Palestine as part of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s MLI program. During this time I’ve gone there twice and written about…

Radio Azad Interview | Social Media | December 21, 2016
Jummah Reflection: It's Not About You. Or Me.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, & TGIF! This week I had a fascinating conversation with a friend (who happens to be a Rabbi). We talked about a lot of things, but one of the topics that came up was the subject…

Sisterhood in the Pursuit of Peace | The Torch

I belong to a grassroots organization that brings Muslim & Jewish women together in private spaces and allows us to build long-term relationships through dialogue and shared experiences. The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is open to any self-identifying Muslim or…