“We are going to have some difficult conversations. You can disagree; you can get upset; you can be angry; but you cannot leave the room.” Those were the ground rules….. Read More
What did I just get myself into! Is this going to be a discussion on Gaza and Jerusalem?
“How do you feel when you hear the Muslim call to prayer?” Read More
“I think it’s gutsy,” said a Jewish woman.
Wouldn’t you agree that there is something special about a first anniversary? Today is my special day. A year ago today, I had my book launch, for my very first book. Did I know then, how this book was going to change my life? I was nervous. Read More
The Borough President of Brooklyn, Eric Adams, had summoned Debbie in his office. Read More
“Debbie, we have a problem.”
She had no idea what was going on, what had happened, or why she had been summoned.
“We have a high turnout, and it’s a security problem.”
That was Sheryl Olitzky, rousing the assembly of 400+ Muslim and Jewish women. The cry sounded familiar. Daisy Khan had led that voice when the WISE women launched the movement, ‘Jihad Against Violence.’ Read More
You bet. For Muslim women, every day is a leap year day—to propose, that is. I am not proselytizing. Honest! Just relishing my Muslim feminist moment. Read More
"Daadi, can you read me a story," my three-year old granddaughter handed me a picture book she brought from her pre-school library. I looked at the title. 'Ramadan'. Feeling pleased with her choice, Read More