Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger: Journey Towards the Other

Rabbi Schlesinger examining damage done by Jewish extremists to a local Palestinian olive grove Nine months ago I opened the front door of my apartment in Alon Shvut and took a 20-minute walk that began to change my life. My wife asked me to reconsider – it might be dangerous, she said – but I […]

Four Mosques with Jewish stories

1. The first mosque in Britain The Shah Jahan Mosque is famous for being Britain’s first purpose-built mosque, but one of the most incredible twists in the mosques story was that it was commissioned by a Jewish man, Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner. He commissioned the mosque in 1889 to provide a place of worship for […]