Muslim bulletin on Muslim Christmas, Establishing America Together Foundation, Holocaust, Islam through lens of Pluralism and two upcoming Films — World Muslim Congress Blogspot de

(…) CONTENTS OF THIS BULLETIN Upcoming film Sacred, global release Holocaust and Genocides commemoration in Washington DC Establishing America Together Foundation Islam through the lens of Pluralism A Muslim’s Christmas “PK” the film Donation A. SACRED, THE FILM Sacred Film is about a successful real life event set in Mulberry, Florida coupled with a compelling…

“The Iranian Schindler” – The story of Iranian Muslim diplomat Abdol-Hossein who saved thousands of Iranian Jews of Occupied France from Nazis Holocaust — Book and media articles

“The Iranian Schindler”: Abdol-Hossein Sardari’s Fight to Save the Iranian Jews of Occupied France — Ajam Media Collective com   A new, exciting book on Iranian Jewry is making lower-tier headlines in Israel, the UK, France and even Turkey. Awareness of the work’s central figure, Abdol-Hossein Sardari, is traceable within English-language media since at least…

The Israeli Dervish: Miki Cohen a college teacher who ‘discovered’ the works of Jalal ad-Din Rumi — Aljazeera’s documentation including video, Photos and Text

The Israeli Dervish We follow one man as he becomes the only Israeli granted access to the inner sanctum of the whirling Dervish order.   Attracted by Rumi’s writings and philosophy, Miki translates his works into Hebrew and practices whirling in worship. What makes Cohen’s story so remarkable is that he is an Israeli. The…

Cantors Assembly in Germany – News Video

For the first time members of the American Cantors Assembly visited Germany in summer 2012. Cantors or Chasanim, the prayer leaders of Jewish communities, are traditionally masters of the liturgy with outstanding voices. Their trip takes them to places of remembrance, but above all, to places of music. 300 members of the Jewish community have…

Inside the fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – by Samia Moustapha Bahsoun and Brenda Naomi Rosenberg at CG News Service

(Samia Moustapha Bahsoun and Brenda Naomi Rosenberg are Co-Founders of the Tectonic Leadership Center for Conflict Transformation and Cross Cultural Communication, wwww.tectonicleadership.org) Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Spring Lake, New Jersey – Complex systems govern how tectonic plates interact and how pressure builds at their boundaries. By simply looking at the crack on the earth’s surface…

“The Arabs and the Holocaust”,War of Narratives – Qantara article

“The Arabs and the Holocaust” is the first comprehensive study in Arabic of the complex relationship of the Arabs to the Holocaust. Lebanese historian Gilbert Achcar set out with his research to shed light on the Holocaust above all for the benefit of the Arab World. Samir Grees read the study and spoke with the…

The Arab Jews: Language, Poetry, and Singularity

A joint Arab-Jewish identity seems an impossibility given the current political situation in the Middle East. And yet it was a reality, exemplified by Arabic-speaking Jews and their writers. In his extensive essay Reuven Snir investigates the complex history of Arab Jews “What is Arab-Jewish identity?” In his essay Reuven Snir takes a look back…

Avraham Burg: “The Holocaust Is Over”- Caught in a National Trauma

The German translation of Avraham Burg’s book “The Holocaust Is Over” has at last been published. In it, the Israeli politician and peace activist urges his compatriots to liberate themselves from the trauma of the Holocaust and place their trust in the country’s political future. Ulrich von Schwerin met Burg in Berlin In his book…