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A great Jewish gesture of support to Muslims in Queens

All is still well. An alert from a Rabbi to an abused mosque in Queens, New York, unleashed a flood of support from across the country, including from Jews, Christians, pagans, and others. A drunk man urinated on the prayer rugs of Al-Iman mosque. That alert led to a social movement on the web to gather donations to clean or replace those rugs. The donations surpassed all expectations, not only in the dollar amount but in the messages of friendship and interfaith solidarity. We need more initiatives like this that can bring us together as humans and as Americans. Thanks to Rabbis Gershon Steinberg and Velveteen Rabbi! And thanks to fellow filmmaker David Vyorst for sharing this story: