Tag: interfaith dialogue

Pursuing Justice and Teamwork With Bell Peppers

I spent my summer teaching kids to pursue peace and justice for their immediate communities and the world beyond them. Kids4Peace is a day camp that aims to educate youth about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Participants learn how to create equality and peace in their respective communities. The camp lasts only four days, but each day is jam-packed with motivating,…

But from My Students More Than from Them All

R. Chanina said: I have learned much from my teachers, and from my colleagues more than from my teachers, but from my students more than from them all. (Talmud Taanit 7b) This year I have had the privilege of being the Education Fellow at Temple Sholom in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the leadership of Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp, this congregation is forging…

A Case for Interfaith Dialogue

As I mentioned in a previous reflection, I have had some difficulty identifying just what the core value of interfaith dialogue is. Recently, however, I had an experience which demonstrated the importance of this enterprise. While on a visit to my student congregation, a young couple invited me over to their home for brunch. They have lived in the small…

Interfaith Ambivalence

I am fairly ambivalent regarding interfaith dialogue, which is the focus of my fellowship. On the one hand, as I am currently writing the chapter on my thesis about the Crusades, I see how bad the relationship between Jews and Christians once was! Even if nothing fruitful comes from interfaith dialogue, surely it is a good thing compared to the…