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Rabbi Steve Gross: Jews and Muslims Have a Tremendous Amount in Common

Posted in Anti-Loons with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by loonwatch

(image by Carlos Latuff)

Here’s a nice video from Rabbi Steve Gross, which he provided for the My Fellow American project:

Jews and Muslims often talk about the “good things” they have in common (which is easy to speak about), but rarely is it discussed that the Jewish and Islamic traditions also share many of the same challenges (which may be a bit uncomfortable to admit).  This is probably more important to remember.  Sometimes it is easy to think that it is only The Other that needs to work on this or that, whereas one’s own religion is not immune from such problems.  My article series, Does Judaism Justify Killing Civilians?, will hopefully serve as a reminder of this very important fact.