Skip to comments.(Reston VA) US synagogue welcomes Muslims seeking a place to pray
Posted on 08/17/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by markomalley
Muslims around the world are gathering for Friday prayers, and in one neighbourhood in the US state of Virginia, the worshippers will enter a building that could hardly be further from a traditional mosque.
At a time when religious differences are sparking conflict in the Middle East and beyond - it is cooperation between two faiths which is allowing this unique programme flourish.
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They are talking about the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (Reform), located at 1441 Wiehle Avenue Reston, VA 20190. These folks say about themselves:
We are a vibrant and growing congregation offering a wide array of worship, educational, social justice, cultural and fellowship opportunities for congregants of all ages.
As a Reform Jewish community, NVHC is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the national organization of the Reform Movement.
At NVHC, we are especially proud of our strong sense of caring and community as well as our deep commitment to learning and tikkun olam - repairing the world. Above all, we value the diversity of our 470 member households, welcoming Jews from all backgrounds and embracing interfaith couples who desire to become part of a Jewish community.
I wonder if this NVHC already pays the Jizya?
Anywhere Muslims pray becomes, by definition, a mosque.
Soon they will demand access to their new mosque.
keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Let them use the knife sharpener in the kitchen too?
I applaud your tolerance but don’t let it blind you!
What’s next, Ashteroth poles and alters to Baal?
“Never again,” becomes “Thank you, sir. May I have another ?”
chickens invite wolf into hen house. what could possibly go wrong?
Gosh, I read about Jews praying in mosques, all the time. No surprise here. Heh. The NVHC dupes will be the first subjugated and beheaded when the murderous, subhuman muzzie sleeper-terrorist filth decide to go after ‘soft targets’ here in the US, right after Israel hits Iran and SHTF in the ME. Hope I’m wrong.
On Tuesdays they open the place up for atheists to “not-pray”, just before the neo-Nazi meeting.
Sure, but would they allow Christians in to pray? I doubt it. The funny thing about liberal American Jews is that they have no problem with Jews being atheists, Buddhists, new agers, etc. But don't believe in Jesus. That is anathema to them.
I always think back to the scene in Mars Attacks where the pacifists atop the building are welcoming the aliens...before they are disintegrated by a martian ray gun. Fools!
Hope they bring in the bomb sniffing dogs after they finish.
Why can’t they pray at home or anywhere they happen to be? I don’t need a special place to pray. I pray in my car, home, office, etc. They can turn their bodies to the east if they need to but they don’t need a specific physical place to pray!
There is such a thing as being so open-minded that your brain falls out.
Case in point.
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Aesop’s Fable: The Man and the Viper.
I suggest the members of this synagogue read it.
SORRY! Wrong Fable.
They should read THIS one:
THE FARMER AND THE VIPER
One winter a Farmer found a Viper frozen and numb with cold, and out of pity picked it up andplaced it in his bosom. The Viper was no sooner revived by the warmth than it turned upon itsbenefactor and inflicted a fatal bite upon him; and as the poor man lay dying, he cried, “I have only got what I deserved, for taking compassion on so villainous a creature.
“Kindness is thrown away upon the evil.”