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Jewish, Muslim volunteers come together to help others
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by Roberta Gutwein and Zubaida Ibrahim

Shortly before Christmas 2010, a small group of Jewish and Muslim families made plans to work together to help the needy on Christmas Day.

Organizers of Muslim Center Underestimated Its Opponents
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Joy Levitt, executive director of the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, remembers her first conversation with Daisy Khan around 2005, years before Ms. Khan’s idea for a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan morphed into a controversy about Sept. 11, Islam and freedom of religion.