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This Muslim-Jewish Rapper Drinks Manischewitz and Raps About His Bris

By On May 23, 2017

Arian Asllani may have grown up Muslim, but he has some darkly vivid memories of his bris. As he raps, he’s… Been wilding since the Rabbi snipped it Then they laughed and… Read More

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This Jewish-Raised Hindu Musician Sings About Islam

By On May 19, 2017

The Australian-born singer-songwriter Ben Lee has been on a lifelong spiritual quest. He was raised Jewish, studied Taoism, and was married in a Hindu ceremony. Now he’s released an album called Ben… Read More

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Here Come the Pennsylvania ‘Jewfis’

By On January 24, 2017

The 1960s and ’70s inspired more than just free love and LSD in America. There was a newfound curiosity and sense of daring that reached far and wide – challenging the norm… Read More

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London’s Challah Has a New, Elevating Secret Ingredient

By On April 28, 2016

Grandpa’s challah has a new skunky smell, and the lines outside his London bakery door are full of giggling Jews. The secret to his success? There’s something in the dough. Dough is… Read More

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Communist Jew + Muslim Indian = Affordable Health Care

By On February 12, 2016

  Q: What do you get when a Muslim Indian and a Communist Jew walk into a bar? A: An extraordinary leader named Dr. Yusuf K Hamied. As Drs. Kenneth X Robbins… Read More

Berlin's New SynagogueMosqueChurch
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Berlin and Omaha’s Incredible New Synagogue-Mosque-Churches

By On December 21, 2015

A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a bar… But actually, this isn’t a joke, or a bar. It’s an extraordinary new building called the House of One, which will… Read More

Jews & Muslims Agree: When Resurrection Comes, You Better Have Your Tailbone
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Jews & Muslims Agree: When Resurrection Comes, You Better Have Your Tailbone

By On December 2, 2015

There are a total of 25 different organs and tissues in the human body that can be donated. So if you’re considering body disassembly, there are plenty of choices. Just don’t give… Read More

Partying After Ramadan, on the Mediterranean
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Partying After Ramadan, on the Mediterranean

By On July 20, 2015

Looking for a summer trip that’s a little more mind-opening than beach volleyball? Why not sign up for an After-Ramadan Tour offered by Juba’s Guesthouse, in the Israeli Arab beach town of… Read More

The Muslim Girls at Kolkata's Jewish School
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The Muslim Girls at Kolkata’s Jewish School

By On May 26, 2015

“I wake up in the morning and take the name of Allah, go off to sleep after reciting some suras, after namaz and all. I believe no matter what happens Allah will… Read More

Why Singapore’s Army Sang Israeli Songs
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Why Singapore’s Army Sang Israeli Songs

By On March 25, 2015

Who’s got Singapore’s back? For a tiny nation surrounded by Muslim countries, the answer is obviously “another tiny nation surrounded by Muslim countries,” i.e. Israel. But it turns out Israel doesn’t just have… Read More

Turkey's Secret Jews
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Turkey’s Secret Jews

By On March 24, 2015

When 17th-century heretic Sabbatai Zevi declared himself the messiah and set about making his own rules for Judaism, he amassed a Jewish following across Europe. None too pleased by the groundswell, Ottoman authorities… Read More

How to Save Pakistan's Lone Jewish Cemetery
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How to Save Karachi, Pakistan’s Lone Jewish Cemetery

By On January 28, 2015

It might seem that the only Jews left in Pakistan are underground – in Karachi’s lone Jewish cemetery. But that’s not quite so. Faisal (Fishel) Benkhald, the son of a Muslim father and… Read More