love, pray, eat

Back in early spring 2009, I remember walking out of the NICU ward at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto, feeling unsure and worried over the future prospects for my newborn premature triplets who lay there naked and hooked up to various monitors and tubes in their incubators.  As I walked past the lobby, I […]

Islam: transforming your ego

Ever since I began my blog, I wondered which imam to contact for an interview.  I considered going to a local mosque to get some answers about the essence of Islam.  But each time I decided upon a mosque or an imam, something just wouldn’t fit.  I realized that I couldn’t just interview any imam.  […]

Tikkun Olam: Interview with Rabbi Tamar Grimm

By: Samra (admin) I paced around, then paused to look at the clock.  It read 1:35pm.  “Only 25 minutes to go,” I said to myself.  I decided to calm my nerves by calling on God using the prayer/meditation beads.  I called on Him by His various names in Arabic, such as The Light (An-Noor), The […]

The ‘Kindergarten’ Strategy

By Samra (admin) God loveth those who are kind. – The Table Spread 5:13 (Quran) Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 (Bible) “Love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord.” -Leviticus (Torah) Remember when we were all babies and loved being held by our […]

Time to wake up

By Samra (admin) “The fundamentalists of every faith remain blind to the truth that the “sigh within the prayer is the same in the heart of the Christian, the Muslim, and the Jew.” I have seen this unity with my eyes, heard it with my ears, felt it with all my being.” ― David James […]