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The Resource Muslims and Jews in America : Commonalities, contentions, and complexities, Edited by Reza Aslan, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, (electronic book ;)

Muslims and Jews in America : Commonalities, contentions, and complexities, Edited by Reza Aslan, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, (electronic book ;)

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Muslims and Jews in America : Commonalities, contentions, and complexities
Title
Muslims and Jews in America
Title remainder
Commonalities, contentions, and complexities
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Edited by Reza Aslan, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
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eng
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UK-WkNB
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305.800973
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Aslan, Reza
  • Tapper, Aaron J. Hahn
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  • Jews
  • Muslims
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Religious tolerance
  • Intercultural communication
  • United States
  • United States
Summary expansion
Jews and Muslims make up less than 3% of the total population of the United States. Yet, despite their relatively small numbers, the members of these two minority groups often find themselves the focus of a disproportionate amount of media attention, particularly when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beyond such international issues, American Jews and American Muslims find themselves struggling with similar inter-communal concerns when it comes to matters like education (for example tensions between student populations of Jews and Muslims on university campuses), politics (such as the swearing in of the first Muslim Congressman in the House of Representatives, Keith Ellison, or the omnipresent emails and robo-calls linking President Obama to the Muslim community that emerged during the 2008 Presidential election), or even pop culture (think of such recent Hollywood productions as Kingdom in Heaven, Munich, Paradise Now, and Traitor, to name but a few). In all of these matters, American Jews and American Muslims have consistently engaged each other in conversation - whether directly or indirectly; constructive or not - in ways that have usually eluded their co-religionists throughout the rest of the world. This has partly to do with America's ethos as a "melting pot" of different religions, ethnicities, and cultures. But it also has to do with the innovative ways in which Judaism and Islam have absorbed, and been radically altered, by the so-called "American experience." This book is an exploration of contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct and often creative ways in which these two communities interact with one another in the American context. Each essay discusses a different episode from the recent twentieth and current twenty-first century American milieu that links these two groups together. Some deal with case examples of local inter-communal interaction, such as "dialogue groups," which can help us better understand national trends of similar activities in other parts of the country. Others focus on national trends themselves, thus giving us greater insights into individual incidents
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Muslims and Jews in America : Commonalities, contentions, and complexities, Edited by Reza Aslan, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, (electronic book ;)
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Preface - Congressman Keith Ellison * Introduction - Reza Aslan * Part I. Case Examples: Lessons Learned? * You Can't Handle the Truth... or Maybe You Can - Rabbi Brad Hirschfield * Who Put Hate in my Sunday Paper: Uncovering the Israeli-Republican-Evangelical Networks behind the "Obsession" DVD - Omid Safi * Children of Abraham in Dialogue - Rabbi Amy Eilberg * The Khalil Gibran International Academy - Lessons Learned? - Debbie Almontaser * Part II. Identity Formation: Muslims, Jews, and the American Experience * Evolving from Muslims in America to American Muslims: A Shared Trajectory with the American Jewish Community - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf * The War of Words: Jews, Muslims, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on American University Campuses - Aaron J. Hahn Tapper * Muslims, Jews, and Religious Visibility on American College Campuses - Taymiya Zaman * J Street and Current Directions in American Muslim-Jewish Dialogue - Hannah Ellenson and Rabbi David Ellenson * Part III. Challenges and Opportunities in Reaching Across the Divide * Introduction to Speeches by Rabbi Eric Yoffie and Dr. Ingrid Mattson - Sayyid Syeed * Inaugural Address at the 44th Convention of the Islamic Society of North America - Rabbi Eric Yoffie * Address at the 69th Conference of the General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism - Ingrid Mattson * Integration or Separation: The Relationship between Iranian Jewish and Iranian Muslim Communities in Los Angeles - Saba Soomekh * Challenges and Opportunities for Muslim-Jewish Peacemaking in America - Salam Al-Marayati * Part IV. Toward the Future: New Models in Jewish-Muslim Relations * Beyond Sarah and Hagar: Jewish and Muslim Reflections on Feminist Theology - Aysha Hidayatullah and Judith Plaskow * Status Quo vs. Solution: A Middle East Playbook - Eboo Patel * Sacred Text Study as Dialogue between Muslims and Jews - Reuven Firestone and Hebbah Farrag * American Jews and American Muslims of Love - Rabbi Michael Lerner * Afterword - Peter A. Geffen
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9780230119048
Extent
228 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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Label
Muslims and Jews in America : Commonalities, contentions, and complexities, Edited by Reza Aslan, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Preface - Congressman Keith Ellison * Introduction - Reza Aslan * Part I. Case Examples: Lessons Learned? * You Can't Handle the Truth... or Maybe You Can - Rabbi Brad Hirschfield * Who Put Hate in my Sunday Paper: Uncovering the Israeli-Republican-Evangelical Networks behind the "Obsession" DVD - Omid Safi * Children of Abraham in Dialogue - Rabbi Amy Eilberg * The Khalil Gibran International Academy - Lessons Learned? - Debbie Almontaser * Part II. Identity Formation: Muslims, Jews, and the American Experience * Evolving from Muslims in America to American Muslims: A Shared Trajectory with the American Jewish Community - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf * The War of Words: Jews, Muslims, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on American University Campuses - Aaron J. Hahn Tapper * Muslims, Jews, and Religious Visibility on American College Campuses - Taymiya Zaman * J Street and Current Directions in American Muslim-Jewish Dialogue - Hannah Ellenson and Rabbi David Ellenson * Part III. Challenges and Opportunities in Reaching Across the Divide * Introduction to Speeches by Rabbi Eric Yoffie and Dr. Ingrid Mattson - Sayyid Syeed * Inaugural Address at the 44th Convention of the Islamic Society of North America - Rabbi Eric Yoffie * Address at the 69th Conference of the General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism - Ingrid Mattson * Integration or Separation: The Relationship between Iranian Jewish and Iranian Muslim Communities in Los Angeles - Saba Soomekh * Challenges and Opportunities for Muslim-Jewish Peacemaking in America - Salam Al-Marayati * Part IV. Toward the Future: New Models in Jewish-Muslim Relations * Beyond Sarah and Hagar: Jewish and Muslim Reflections on Feminist Theology - Aysha Hidayatullah and Judith Plaskow * Status Quo vs. Solution: A Middle East Playbook - Eboo Patel * Sacred Text Study as Dialogue between Muslims and Jews - Reuven Firestone and Hebbah Farrag * American Jews and American Muslims of Love - Rabbi Michael Lerner * Afterword - Peter A. Geffen
Control code
9780230119048
Extent
228 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230119048
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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