Christmas is when Christians come together to celebrate Jesus. Many churches nationwide planned to have Christmas services in person this year, some coming together for the first time since 2019. The District Church, a multi-ethnic, nondenominational church in Washington, D.C., had three scheduled in-person services for Christmas Eve. However, lead pastor Aaron Graham announced that […]
New York – The Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched a multilingual Web site whose main purpose is to inform Muslims about Judaism through a forum that allows visitors to post live questions in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa and English.
The Web site, http://www.AskMusa.org, which means Ask Moses in Arabic, also will offer essays about Judaism by Jewish scholars and authors.
The concept for the Web site was developed by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Los Angeles-based organization that focuses on Holocaust remembrance and human rights.
“In an environment where the current perception of Jews is largely shaped by the most extreme elements,” Cooper said in a statement Monday, “we have to reach out so that the truth about Jews and Judaism is readily available to Arab and Muslim societies.”
The Wiesenthal Center said in a release that the Web site was “a new front in the digital era in the fight to combat anti-Semitism and erase the myths about Judaism and the Holocaust currently being propagated on the Internet by Muslim extremists and anti-Semitic regimes.”
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