To Jerusalem and Back:  Part II

To Jerusalem and Back: Part II

Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim For the second part of my reflection on my trip to Jerusalem, I’ve decided to fulfill my promise to friends and family who have asked me to describe the sensory details of this place. While it should…

To Jerusalem and Back: Part I

To Jerusalem and Back: Part I

Last summer I watched Operation Protective Edge unfold from behind my computer screen with a growing sense of desperation. Over a few weeks a small, enclosed strip of land with no possible route of escape and no formal military protection…

The Context

The Context

Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim As one of the members of the second MLI cohort (housed at the Shalom Hartman Institute) I have, in previous weeks, read a lot of online chatter by uninformed parties about who we are and what we are doing with…

An American Muslim in Jerusalem

An American Muslim in Jerusalem

I’ll be live-blogging my trip to Jerusalem in this post over the next few weeks. This is meant to serve only as a travelogue for friends and family who are interested in following my adventures while I’m gone. Longer and…