Jewish Center Seeks to Mend Ties with Muslims

February 7, 2008


Source: The Record

Jewish congregations don't routinely devote a Sabbath to studying Islam.

But come sundown Friday, the Glen Rock Jewish Center will begin an unusual and possibly pioneering two-day program aimed at understanding Islamic history and beliefs.

And despite longstanding tensions between Jews and Muslims over the Middle East, the scholar delivering the program said the threat of radical Islam won't be the focus of his lecture.