Tag Archives: Judaism

An unexpected interfaith moment in the Muratlı mosque


Muratlı Village is hardly the place you would expect to find cosmopolitan and open armed views about the intermingling of religions and global peace. And we could use a bit of an interfaith moment these days, what with the pain … Continue reading

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Karagöz wishes Yehuda Rebbe L’Shana Tova


Karagöz, my impish and oppositional puppet, is very serious today, and this, my friends, is an unusual event. Karagöz, the little chorus of dancing ladies tell me, has decided to honor one of our sage puppet elders, Yehuda Rebbe, the … Continue reading

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Bebe Ruhi sadly questions Americans and Qu’ran burnings


When I last left you, I wrote about my early exposure to Islam.  Specifically, I wrote about my parents’ interest in Persian rugs, and the carpet-weaving community’s practice of always leaving at least one mistake in their work as “only … Continue reading

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