Jummah Reflection | Proximity Is Not Peace

Jummah Reflection | Proximity Is Not Peace

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I wrote a piece for Tablet Magazine about the need to take our interfaith work to the next level. To go beyond the kumbaya-touchy-feely-hummus-and-holiday engagement. As my friend and colleague Rabbi Susan…

Wrestling Jerusalem | 90 Second Trailer

I cannot wait to see this film. Wrestling Jerusalem – 90 SEC TRAILER from Aaron Davidman on Vimeo.

“What A Relief” Podcast 56: A Sisterhood For Peace: Muslim And Jewish Women Building Bridges

“What A Relief” Podcast 56: A Sisterhood For Peace: Muslim And Jewish Women Building Bridges

This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Amanda Qurashi, a digital media professional and diversity activist and Advisory Board Member for the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom. In this episode, she talks about her work with this unique national grassroots organization. It was…

To Jerusalem and Back: Part III

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…

Sisterhood in the Pursuit of Peace | The Torch

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…

How Do You Build a Strong Muslim-Jewish Alliance for the Trump Era? | Forward

Never before has it been so urgent for American Jews and Muslims to unite as it is now that Donald Trump has won the presidency. Ever since November 9, Jews and Muslims have been experiencing an uptick in targeted hate…

How to Talk about Israel & Palestine Online (Without Losing Your Mind)

How to Talk about Israel & Palestine Online (Without Losing Your Mind)

Online conversations around Israel & Palestine are uniquely volatile. We’ve all seen discussions on this subject devolve within minutes, turning into flame wars replete with copy & pasted quotes from holy books, poorly referenced ‘news’ sources; rife with derision, condescension, and…