September, October and November 2013 Academic & Specialist Jewish Studies

Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims Marc Schneier, Imam Shamsi Ali

Sons of Abraham relates the unlikely friendship between the orthodox Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali.  Anti-Muslim prejudice was common in Schneier's orthodox New York upbringing, and Ali was taught at the Islamic University in Pakistan that Jews were intent on dominating the Muslim world.  Yet these two men forged a lasting friendship in the tumultuous decade following the attacks of 9/11.  In a time when Jews and Muslims are viewed as incorrigible enemies, Sons of Abraham is an example of a genuine alliance that gives readers a cause for hope.