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Discussion with Sabeeha Rehman & Walter Ruby on Shavuot

03/31/2021 01:39:44 PM

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Rabbi Brent Spodek

On Pesach, we celebrate our liberation from slavery; 49 days later, on Shavuot, we celebrate receiving the Torah’s wisdom at Mt Sinai. 

This year, to celebrate Shavuot, we’ll be welcoming Sabeeha Rehman together with Walter Ruby to discuss their new book, We Refuse to Be Enemies. You might remember Sabeeha who spoke at Open to the Sky a few years ago about her book Threading my Prayer Rug, about her experiences as a Pakistani Muslim in America. 

We Refuse to Be Enemies is a manifesto by two American citizens concerned with the rise of intolerance and bigotry in our country. Together Rehman and Ruby have spent decades doing interfaith work and nurturing cooperation among communities. They have learned that, through face-to-face encounters, people of all backgrounds can come to know each other as fellow human beings. In this book, they share their experience and guidance. 

This on-line event, led by Cantor Ellen Gersh will include singing, silence and learning. Visit here for more info and to register.

Thu, September 16 2021 10 Tishrei 5782