Here it is: my TEDx talk — an agnostic Jew exploring the Quran — given at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on 10/10/10.
I think I’m saying some important things here that need to be much more widely known, especially at this point in time. So if you like this talk, as the live audience clearly did — there was much more laughter than I’d expected, which is why I only just made the TEDx nine-minute limit, and the standing ovation kind of took me by (grateful) surprise — please don’t hesitate to forward it to all who you think will be, might be, or simply should be interested.
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And yes indeed, I would love to hear your comments, whichever way they trend!
January 4, 2011: Many thanks to translator Amineh Ayyad for her work on the Arabic subtitles of this talk. The video is now also up on TED.com, where translations into more languages will soon be available. For a transcript in English, click here.
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