Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims

Sons of Abraham A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims A prominent rabbi and imam each raised in orthodoxy overcome the temptations of bigotry and work to bridge the chasm between Muslims and Jews Rabbi Marc Schneier the eighteenth generation of a dist

  • Title: Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims
  • Author: Marc Schneier Shamsi Ali
  • ISBN: 9780807033074
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A prominent rabbi and imam, each raised in orthodoxy, overcome the temptations of bigotry and work to bridge the chasm between Muslims and Jews Rabbi Marc Schneier, the eighteenth generation of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, grew up deeply suspicious of Muslims, believing them all to be anti Semitic Imam Shamsi Ali, who grew up in a small Indonesian village and studiA prominent rabbi and imam, each raised in orthodoxy, overcome the temptations of bigotry and work to bridge the chasm between Muslims and Jews Rabbi Marc Schneier, the eighteenth generation of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, grew up deeply suspicious of Muslims, believing them all to be anti Semitic Imam Shamsi Ali, who grew up in a small Indonesian village and studied in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, believed that all Jews wanted to destroy Muslims Coming from positions of mutual mistrust, it seems unthinkable that these orthodox religious leaders would ever see eye to eye Yet in the aftermath of 9 11, amid increasing acrimony between Jews and Muslims, the two men overcame their prejudices and bonded over a shared belief in the importance of opening up a dialogue and finding mutual respect In doing so, they became not only friends but also defenders of each other s religion, denouncing the twin threats of anti Semitism and Islamophobia and promoting interfaith cooperation In Sons of Abraham, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali tell the story of how they became friends and offer a candid look at the contentious theological and political issues that frequently divide Jews and Muslims, clarifying erroneous ideas that extremists in each religion use to justify harmful behavior Rabbi Schneier dispels misconceptions about chosenness in Judaism, while Imam Ali explains the truth behind concepts like jihad and Shari a And on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the two speak forthrightly on the importance of having a civil discussion and the urgency of reaching a peaceful solution As Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali show, by reaching a fuller understanding of one another s faith traditions, Jews and Muslims can realize that they are actually united than divided in their core beliefs Both traditions promote kindness, service, and responsibility for the less fortunate and both religions call on their members to extend compassion to those outside the faith In this sorely needed book, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali challenge Jews and Muslims to step out of their comfort zones, find common ground in their shared Abrahamic traditions, and stand together and fight for a better world for all.
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    • Judie says:

      Imam Shamsi Ali was born in Indonesia, the country with the most Moslems in the world. As he grew older he realized “Most people in my village would call themselves Muslims, but they never studied Islam, they did not learn the Qur’an, and they held on to a lot of superstition.” When he moved to Pakistan to continue his studies, he discovered competing views: “Islam should dominate the world” and “Islam is how to be a better person, spiritually and socially.” Eventually he moved t [...]

    • Sabeeha Rehman says:

      Here is a book that gives you both sides of the Muslim/Jewish issues (for lack of a better word). Honest, candid, and illuminating. A Rabbi and an Imam begin by relating their story, how they forged a relationship that led to a joint effort to combat anti-semitism and Islamophobia. Its a model that can be replicated anywhere, and at any time.

    • Hana Bilqisthi says:

      Cover dan sinopsis buku ini langsung menarik perhatianku.Tulisan di covernya: Anak-anak Ibrahim. Dialog terbuka mengenai isu-isu yang memisahkan dan menyatukan Muslim-Yahudi.Membaca tulisan di covernya membuatku penasaran mengenai isu apa yang menyatukan, mengingat selama ini aku lebih sering menerima informasi yang memisahkan dan membuatku menyadari bahwa aku hanya tahu sedikit atau mungkin tidak sama sekali mengenai Yahudi.Sinopsisnya juga membuat penasaran:Rabi Marc Schneier, keturunan genera [...]

    • Samuel says:

      I found the first portion of this book to be a shameless credential parade of the author's accomplishments and achievements; there isn't thing wrong, of course, with establishing credibility with your audience, but did it really need multiple chapters dedicated to it? Once past this elephant in the room, the book settles down and gets to the point: what are the issues that dived Jews and Muslims. The book does a good job of explaining the differences, however, the real sustenance that I sought w [...]

    • Niswar Bahtra Anwar says:

      Pembahasan apa yang dapat mendamaikan 2 agama yang "bermusuhan" ini?Islam dan Yahudi merupakan agama dalam kandungan yang sama.

    • Randi says:

      This was a little too pedantic for me. I was not able to finish it

    • Angel says:

      It was nice to see the "Muslim world" to include more than the Middle East. The imam, though he attended schooling in the Middle East, is from Indonesia and now resides in the US.This book was set up differently than I had expected, with the rabbi and imam writing alternating chapters. The approach worked beautifully though and gave real insight into both of them and allowed them to delve into various topics. The fist section of the book gives the background of these two men. I loved this sectio [...]

    • Farhan says:

      Sebuah langkah yang baik untuk mendamaikan kedua agama, yang telah dari dulu mempunyai beberapa pertikaian yang belum terselesaikan.Membaca buku ini, saya melihat kedua tokoh, Rabi Marc dan Imam Shamsi, berupaya semaksimal mungkin menjelaskan pandangan dari agama Yahudi dan Islam berdasarkan pemahaman dan hakikatnya agama tersebut, berbeda dari paparan media maupun penganut agama masing-masing yang sering terlihat dari perilaku-perilakunya yang bertentangan dengan ajaran agama. Keduanya menampil [...]

    • Peter Goodman says:

      “Sons of Abraham: a candid conversation about the issues that divide and unite Muslims and Jews,” by Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali (Beacon, 2013). A very interesting, challenging book. Schneier is the Orthodox son of an Orthodox rabbi, Upper East Side society elite. He is founding rabbi of the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton. Shamsi was born and raised in Indonesia. He was a good student whose family used all their money to support his studies. Eventually he went to Pakistan for f [...]

    • Henk-Jan van der Klis says:

      Sons of Abraham brings a tough and honest interfaith dialogue between two representatives of Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam. Rabbi Marc Schneier, the eighteenth generation of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty and Imam Shamsi Ali, raised in a small Indonesian village, but after studies in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, work and several positions as imam eventually landed in the US as well as Schneier, took the challenge. They met in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.In the book [...]

    • Lisa says:

      Sons of Abraham delivers exactly as the title suggests. The authors, a rabbi and an imam, give us chapter essays of various issues and impressions of Jews and Muslims. First one voice and then the other is heard throughout the book. The style of writing is very fluid and readable by both authors and I found myself engaged in every chapter.There are three parts in all. Part one is the history of each author--the region they were born in, how they were raised and educated and how they arrived at t [...]

    • William Nist says:

      There is something about theological doubletalk that at this point in human history, is dangerous and offensive. This book, written by a Jew and a Muslim, is an exercise in exactly that kind of language. It is necessary, of course, by the fact that the literal texts of both of these religions contains abundant 'inconvenient' verses that require both the rabbi and the imam to stand on there heads and make us believe white = black. Sorry, doesn't work for me any more, as both camps stand armed wit [...]

    • Dimitri says:

      Cerita perjalanan dua pimpinan komunitas Islam dan Yahudi, yang bertemu di kota New York, Amerika, dan berusahan mencari "common ground" dan irisan yang bisa disepakati. Kejadian 9/11 di kota tsb telah mempertemukan mereka dan membuat masing-masing mencoba memahami sisi pandang yg lain.Paling tidak bagi saya jadi mengenal istilah2 dalam agama Yahudi, yang jujur masih banyak yg saya belum pernah tahu sebelumnya. Sedangkan dari Imam Shamsi Ali bisa belajar tentang tantangan yg dihadapi menjadi seo [...]

    • Itus Tacam says:

      semakin rancu isu fitnah dilancarkan secara politis untuk mengoyak tatanan ragam keyakinan. yang terjadi justru realitas ini memunculkan ketertarikanku buat belajar perbandingan agama.hikmahnya kusadari di luar dugaan bahwa alih alih membanding bandingkan bedanya, aku bertemu ekivalensi yang tersubstitusi.~aku sedang mulai belajar sedikit mengenai yudaisme yang keberadaannya hampir tidak ditemui sehari hari.kalau boleh jujur sih, aku menyesal pernah dapat jejelan info skeptis tentang yudaisme. k [...]

    • Cheryl Bonner says:

      I found the book to be quite interesting. I loved the personal accounts of the lives of each man and their beliefs. It was informative in a personal sort of way. Not just facts, but how ours beliefs affect our thinking, our relationships, and our decisions.

    • Benedette says:

      an excellent book written in turns by a rabbi and an imam. i am learning a lot.

    • Mahir Habib says:

      Yahudi dan Islam memiliki esensi ajaran yang sama yaitu perdamaian

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