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Hanukah Lights For Iraq, Syria and Yemen 

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“In addition, this year, Christmas falls on the first day of Hanukah. So all of us, Jews, Christians and Muslims, who cry for all those who are suffering so terribly in Syria, Yemen and Iraq can learn from the Hanukah festival which holds out the hope that in the long run, faith and trust in God, will give the victims the strength to rebuild their lives after the Jahili leaders who crush innocent civilians will be gone. ,,”

A Jewish View of Prophet Muhammad as an Abrahamic Prophet

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“God’s Messenger is so well known for his sense of justice that a Jew can appeal to him, even in a conflict with a Muslim who has attacked this Jew. It is only natural for Jews to think that Moses is the best, and for Muslims to think that Muhammad is the best…”

Human Evolution: A Three Stage Religiously Civilized Species

By Rabbi Allen S Maller

Many secularists dislike the idea that spiritual desires drove the rise of stage three Homo Sapiens human civilization. They fret that it will reinforce or restore religion’s central place in society. Even worse, it might mean that the Marxist influenced view that the economic means of production is the primary driving force in the development of human society and civilization; is factually false…”

Why are there so many religions?

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“Most college students have at one time or another asked, ‘If there is only one God, why are there so many religions?’ A good question that I as a Rabbi have often been asked.
This is my answer. The Qur’an declares that Allah could have made all of us monotheists, a single religious community, but (didn’t) in order to test our commitment to the religion that each of us have been given by God.
“If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (God’s plan is) to test you in what He has given you: so compete in all virtues as in a race. The goal of you all is to (please) Allah who will show you on judgment day) the truth of the matters in which you dispute.”

America’s Islamophobia is bad for everyone

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“Also, all rabbis know that during the ten plus centuries of the Medieval Age, Jews were persecuted much less in Muslin countries than they were in Christian countries. Even today, Muslim extremist terrorists have slaughtered more Muslim victims, than the number of Christian and Jewish victims combined.

Our religious and political leaders could help improve interfaith relations in 2016 by constantly repeating the important lesson taught by a German Protestant theologian, Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), about the cowardice of German intellectuals when the Nazis’ rise to power; and began purging their chosen targets, group after group:

First they arrested Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they arrested Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they arrested Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me…”

Ramadan and Shavuot

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“According to a Hadith cited by ibn Kathir in elucidating Qur’an 2:185; Ramadan is a very special month because this one month in the Islamic lunar calendar was the same month when four of God’s books of revelations were sent down to four special Prophets: Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. ..”

A new (old) attack on Halaal food

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“.. although Orthodox Jews still cannot use Halal food, the majority of Jews, who are no longer Orthodox, and who now have a diet that is much closer to Halal than to strict Orthodox Kashrut, can and should use Halal food.”

Which Abrahamic religion is the easiest?

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“Orthodox Rabbis did not follow the example of Muhammad as narrated by his wife ‘Aisha: Whenever Allah’s Apostle was given the choice of one of two matters, he would choose the easier of the two, as long as it was not sinful to do so, but if it was sinful to do so, he would not approach it…”