Muslim-Jewish Dialogue in LA
The Jewish-Muslim Dialogue of Los Angeles began 30 years ago, with the goal of helping both groups to learn more about one another. In three decades, it's had its ups and downs. Until recently, the one forbidden subject was Israel and the Palestinians. Now, as one leader puts it, the "invisible elephant in the room" has been put on the table. We look at the viability of this volatile exercise in mutual understanding with Rabbi Allen Freehling, of University Synagogue in Brentwood, and Salaam al-Marayati, one of the founders of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who are current participants in the dialogue. Joining them are former participants Chaim Seidler-Feller, of Hillel, and Hussam Ayloush, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.