Writing / Published Works

The Tales They Tell: Sufi and Hasidic Teaching Tales

Sufi 2003
Sufi Magazine, London, England, Autumn 2003

The staccato sound in this particular story of Muslims and Jews is not, for once, that of gunfire. Here, the clickity-clack echoing off of stone walls and down narrow alleyways in Middle Eastern medinas, or market areas, is the sound of footfalls - Jewish footfalls - making their way steadfastly to take tea with a Muslim neighbor.

A Mystical Entanglement: The Jewish Gift to Islamic Mysticism

Detroit Jewish News
Detroit Jewish News, Detroit, Michigan, October 4, 2002

My friend David, who recently moved to the United States from Israel, said that he was looking forward to living in a place where the stones didn't ooze history. "It will be so nice," he said, while still living in Tel Aviv, "to live in a country where the earth itself doesn't moan about past injustices and ancient hatreds."

Abraham Maimonides: A Jewish Sufi

Sufi Winter 2001 cover
Sufi Magazine, London, England, Winter 2001

The open-minded practice of Sufism is known as a mystical system that can easily attract believers from other religions. Today, as in the past, Jews, Christians and followers of other religions have flocked to this practice, studying under Sufi masters and learning the Sufi Way. The Sufi chronicler Idries Shah has outlined past Sufi influence on St. Francis of Assisi, the Troubadours, St.

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