How can we make peace... together? Just in time for Hannukah and Christmas, here's an ideal gift from the Land of Israel:
A Prayer Book for Peace According to Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition (370 pp.)
Overseas price: $26. Eco-Post shipping: $12 ($4 more for a second copy).
Israel price: 84 shekels. Shipping: 24 shekels (4 shekels more for a second copy).
In this beautifully designed hardcover book, the same prayers and reflections are presented in English, Hebrew and Arabic—so that members of all three religions can learn from one another and pray together for peace. It includes, among others, prayers from the Bible and Reb Nathan Sternhartz (the disciple of Rebbe Nahman), prayers from the Gospels and St. Teresa, St. Francis, George Fox and Pope Francis, and prayers from the Quran, al-Ghazali, Shaikh Abul Hasan a-Shadhili and Muhammad al-Jaziri. The editors of the book, Shaikh Ghassan Menasra, Rabbi Roberto Arbib, and Dr. Avi Elqayam, have also included essays reflecting their own interfaith experience—from an Islamic-Sufi, a Jewish-Sufi, and more of an academic perspective. All three have been leaders of ‘Derekh Avraham’, “the Way of Abraham”, the “Israeli Sufi” organization in which Israeli Jews and Arab Muslims have been meeting together for many years, to explore spiritual teachings and to share in practices and prayers.