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…

Jerusalem Bound

Jerusalem Bound

Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim I am beginning cautiously; choosing words carefully.  And the best words to begin with are Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim: In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful. ***** In January I am flying to Jerusalem with a…