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How an Islamic Mosque Became Home to a Jewish Community

Watch this beautiful video and story of how muslim and jewish communities unite

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Sheikh Musa Drammeh opened a new Islamic school and mosque in the Bronx. Like many New Yorkers, the events of that day left a powerful impact on him. It strengthened his resolve to show that people of different faiths could peacefully co-exist. A few years later when a nearby Jewish synagogue was running into financial troubles and would soon have to close its doors, Musa invited the congregation to use his Islamic cultural center. Some in his congregation criticized this decision and even briefly left the mosque. But the initial controversy has since given way to an unlikely variety of interfaith activities and cross-cultural connections.

Watch this beautiful story below:

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