Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a Muslim caller’s pressing question: Of whom does the Torah speak when God says He will raise up ‘a prophet like Moses and I will place My words in his mouth’ in Deuteronomy 18:18? Muslim tradition believes that this prophet refers to the prophet of Islam, Muhammad.
Responding to an audience member’s question regarding the relationship between the B’nai Yishamel (children of Ishmael) and Islam, Rabbi Tovia Singer explores the striking perseverance of the Arab nation through 2,500 of idol worship (jahiliyyah).
The Jewish and Muslim faith share many striking features in common: We don’t celebrate Christmas and we regard the act feeding the poor as a fulfillment of a core pillar of our faith. This past Sunday we helped feed Jakarta’s poorest. It’s about Tzedakah and Sadaqah. Happy Hanukkah!
Muslims are frequently confronted by the charge that the Quran—the central religious text of Islam—borrowed heavily from sacred Jewish literature. In this broadcast, Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a caller who wants to know how he should best respond to this accusation. Rabbi Singer’s answer will surprise you.