Lecture Series "Islam and Judaism - Closer Than Further Away"

Pave the Way Foundation sponsored a series of educational lectures by Rabbi Abraham Kiss and Rabbi Bennett Herman, Advisors to Pave the Way Foundation.

The program is entitled "Islam and Judaism - Closer Than Further Away." Rabbi Abraham Kiss is an expert in the Qur'an, the New Testament, as well as the Hebrew Scriptures. The Rabbi speaks 10 languages, including Arabic. His early education in Morocco and Egypt was enlightening to all who attended, as he was able to speak first hand to the similarities of the two religions. One surprising comment was that the Muslims in fact follow Talmudic Law. He gave several examples of this, including the Muslim method of bowing during prayer which is biblical, and was the original form of worship in the Jewish temple. The use of a prayer rug, when prayer is instituted outside the temple, is actually Talmudic in origin, which prohibits bowing during prayer on bare stone outside the temple. In addition, the Mosque is devoid of all images and furniture, which is also Talmudic (in its origins) and followed strictly by Muslims.

If your Mosque, Church or Synagogue is interested in a lecture, please contact Pave the Way Foundation at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

These lectures are free of charge as a part of the ongoing mission of  Pave the Way Foundation.

The Sufi Circle at Fordham University Lincoln Center, 113 W. 60th Street  New York, NY 10023



Below are some of the photos from the lecture held at the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury New York on February 11, 2007 and the Sufi Circle lecture at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York on April 21, 2007





"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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