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Israeli on Saudi interfaith center's board    Tali Farkash, Reuters
1. Rabbi Rosen
British Rabbi David Rosen is the son of Rabbi Koppel Rosen, a leading British Rabbi of two generations back who founded Carmel College, an international Jewish boarding school near Oxford that brought together Jewish youth from many countries. YAKAR, a Jewish centre named after Koppel Rosen z''l encouraged dialogue and a wide range of views on Jewish issues, within the framework of halachic Judaism.
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (11.28.12)
2. Interfaith?
I almost lost my breakfast when I heard that this Saudi "interfaith" center promoted religious "tolerance". Saudi Arabia and "tolerance" are about an antithetical as one can get. It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.
Rick ,   Houston USA   (11.28.12)
3.  A lamb among wolves...
May G-D protect Rav Rosen.
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (11.28.12)
4. To N 3, Ora
My dear, events like the refered are much important. They bring tolerance and comprehension among Abrahamic Faiths. They favour the so wished peace into Middle East. As a Christian, friend of Israel, I feel myself happy.
Luiz F Haddad ,   Niteroi, Brazil   (11.28.12)
5. #3 or a rat among cats
Sarah ,   NY   (11.29.12)
6. I must be dreaming
The most positive news I have ever heard out of the middle east!!!
Jerry Diamond ,   Toronto Ontario   (11.29.12)
7. Hopefully It Will Cure International Supporters Stupidity
The biggest threat to interfaith dialogue and understanding, is the horrendous stupidity by the Middle Eastern nations international supporters. "It is their religion to kill Jews!" Hopefully, this action will show that they can sit down together, and discovery commonality. I have numerous times been in interfaith dialogue with Muslims, and no they did not try to kill me.
Tim Upham ,   Tum Tum, WA   (11.29.12)
8. Saudi Interfaith center
This is a step in the right direction .It is about time that a serious dialogue starts between the religions of the world .
Ahmed Elghadi ,   Tripoli Libya   (11.29.12)
9. How many synagogues in Arabia?
Zero? That's what I thought. And how many Jews lived in Arabia while the prophet was alive? Tens of thousands? more? And what was the prophet's dying wish? That all Jews be kicked out the country. So if they weren't slaughtered by the prophet and his goons, they were forced to convert. So for centuries, centuries- no Jews lived in Arabia, right up to the present. And now the King wants to play nice? I think not. This Board is smoke and mirrors to make it look like he's progressive. He's not. He bankrolls all the hardline madrassas around the world. Until a grand synagogue is built in the capital, the Rabbi, I'm afraid, is just a useful idiot. You can fool some of the people some of the time, but....
David ,   Hartford USA   (11.29.12)
10. Nice to see some positive light in these dark days
Such a relief to see a Jewish figure especially a religious one trying to promote peace and that was and will always be the only purpose of the Torah, to bring the world to know Him, Peace . But we should be striving to promote this amongst jewish society seeing as how this is our essence, our only purpose. To unite our selves as one man with one heart, to rise above the differences amongst ourselves and return to arvut (mutual responsibility) then, & only then can we truly be a light to all the world and all the suffering around us and the external threats from neighboring countries will subside. I surely hope we can learn very quickly to open our hearts to one another and begin our correction to be unified as 1, and it will not take bigger blows before we begin this task that the entire world is demanding from us!
Sivan ,   Jerusalem/Israel   (11.29.12)
11. A bit of assurance in dark times
Such a relief to see a Jewish figure especially a religious one trying to promote peace and that was and will always be the only purpose of the Torah, to bring the world to know Him, Peace . But we should be striving to promote this amongst jewish society seeing as how this is our essence, our only purpose. To unite our selves as one man with one heart, to rise above the differences amongst ourselves and return to arvut (mutual responsibility) then, & only then can we truly be a light to all the world and all the suffering around us and the external threats from neighboring countries will subside. I surely hope we can learn very quickly to open our hearts to one another and begin our correction to be unified as 1, and it will not take bigger blows before we begin this task that the entire world is demanding from us!
Sivan ,   Jerusalem/Israel   (11.30.12)
12. Transforming separation
Simone Weil said,"Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link. " All states of hatred are opportunities. I understand that there are pitfalls and insincerity exists among all of us , however, this is a start, especially if enough people take it seriously.
Cher Calusa ,   Chico CA   (11.29.12)
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