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MLI Frequently Asked Questions

Why MLI?

What are the Institute’s goals in creating the program, and what are the goals of its Jewish and Muslim leadership?

What is the Shalom Hartman Insitute?

What is SHI’s educational methodology, and why is SHI a valuable partner and host for Muslim leaders to engage with the Jewish community?

Who Speaks for MLI?

What happens when the moral and ideological gaps between the Institute and participants come to the surface because of political realities? How do participants navigate the tensions that arise as a result?

Why is MLI an “imbalanced” program of study for Muslims of the Jewish tradition and Israel, and not a balanced encounter?

Why is there a disproportionate emphasis on the Israeli narrative and not balanced with the Palestinian narrative?