Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Imam Feisal Rauf at Yale!

Talk by Imam Feisal Rauf, a leader of the initiative to build the Park51 Community Center.

Imam Feisal Rauf will be giving a talk about Islam, tolerance, and democracy, which will be moderated by Rabbi James Ponet.

Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 pm at SSS 114.

Doors open at 7 pm for students with a Yale ID.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Muslim from India who does Hebrew Caligraphy!

Thoufeek Zakriya, a Muslim caligrapher who does hebrew caligraphy in Cochin, India, recently emailed me about his work. His work seems fascinating, and I urge you all to check out the following two links about what he does (one also goes into Jewish-Muslim relations in India, another interesting topic).




Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another interesting article

Hey JAM,
Check out this interesting opinion piece from the Washington Post I came across. It's from a little while back, but it has some great insights.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Discussing Dialogue

Hey JAM,
Check out an interesting article below that can help us all think about the best ways to go about dialogue. Have a great Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New book on Jewish and Muslim mysticism

Hey JAM,
Check out this new
book, which provides an interesting examination of Jewish and Muslim mystical traditions. This book examines the close ties between Kabal and Sufiism, and through an examination of the ties between our religions, we can begin to conceive of the peaceful relations Jews and Muslims have enjoyed over time, and will hopefully enjoy everywhere in the near future.

As Mr. Block wrote to me recently, "By popularizing this little-known tale of mutual respect and spiritual love, a narrative of peace – so unusual in these difficult times in the Middle East – can begin to resonate between these children of Abraham."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We're Back

Hey guys! JAM at Yale is excited to be back this year! We've already had some pretty awesome events and we have many more planned. Feel free to email us at jam@yale.edu with questions, ideas, or even blog posts. We hope to see you soon!

-JAM Board