Meyer-Using the Talmud as a model for interfaith dialogue

Meyer begins by setting up an extended metaphor, describing interfaith dialogue as a house built together, rather than a shared hotel; in other words, integration and diversity promotion come from common interactions rather than simple polite conversations on “the ground floor.” Meyer then proposes his own method of attempting to build the house through newspaper column developed in the style of the Talmud. Rather than simply compiling opinions, Meyer wants to create a way for individuals of different faiths to have a constructive conversation over a piece of text similar to the Rabbis who compiled the Talmud. As such, Meyer not only provides an interesting metaphor but also one actual plan to promote dialogue.