French rabbi hits the road to build Jewish-Muslim ties

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Rabbi Michel Serfaty speaks to Muslim men outside UOIF headquarters.  Religion News Service photo by Elizabeth Bryant

Rabbi Michel Serfaty speaks to Muslim men outside UOIF headquarters. Religion News Service photo by Elizabeth Bryant

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(RNS) For the past decade, Michel Serfaty has toured France in a beat-up minibus plastered with slogans such as “Solidarity between Jews and Muslims” and “We’re more alike than you think.”

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  • Ro Na

    People who say Jesus was just a prophet don’t make sense because no true
    prophet can be revered if they are a liar so if He/Jesus was not the Messiah
    He can’t be revered or a true prophet so either Jesus was a liar or Messiah!
    All faiths outside of Christianity have to earn their way to heaven/they teach
    works but non-believers do works so the fruit we are known by is the fruit of
    Repentance so if we Repent/trust Christ as Lord we are assured of going to
    heaven but these other belief systems give no assurances to their believers
    when they die if they go into heaven. What kind of faith is that? A fasle one!
    Jesus among others gods and also the Case for Christ are both good books.
    Jesus is the Messiah/the only way to heaven!

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    In trying to break down interfaith barriers, the Rabbi is doing what all people of good faith should do! We are all brothers and sisters! Our bodies are made of the same elements, molecules, cells, etc.
    Only those who wish to hate, cannot see the wisdom of goodness and as a consequence, they are not happy!

  • Fran

    So true! We should all love our brothers and sisters in the “human family,” no matter the race, culture or nationality. It will eventually be accomplished worldwide on earth through God’s kingdom or government with true brotherhood of man.?

  • Susan

    Ro Na, its unfortunate that you used a post on interfaith understanding to say that Jews and Muslims are both wrong. I don’t live my life to get into heaven. That is not the purpose of my life, but it’s offensive and just wrong to say that Jesus is the only way. Non-Christian religions are not false. You just make Christians look bad. I’ve always wondered why you think posts like this will convert anyone. It does the exact opposite.

  • Ro Na is right Susan. Jesus is the only way to heaven and the only way to have peace with God. She of course can post what she feels she should. You continually place yourself in opposition to Yeshua and thereby are in opposition to God the Father, since Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is indeed the Way, the Truth, and the Life for everyone,. Jews, Gentiles, those raised as Muslims and those raised in any other religion that is based on works and not on God’s grace and salvation through faith in Jesus. We need to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord to know God’s forgiveness and His peace. Then our eyes will be opened and the blinders will come off and we will be in agreement with God, rather than in opposition to Him. May many come to know His peace.

  • Ro Na

    Mark-Amen/well said!