Rabbi MARC-ALAIN OUAKNIN is the director of the Aleph Center for Research and Jewish Studies In Paris. DOM ROBERT LE GALL has been Abbot of Kergonan in Brittany since 1983 and is also the author of books and articles on liturgy and spirituality A Slavicist and Orientalist by training. CLAUDE B. LEVENSON translated the teachings of the Dalai Lama Into French. Trained as an anthropologist and psychoanalyst. MALEK CHEBEL runs the Cerlamus, a center for the study of Arab-Muslim culture in Paris.