Muslim & Jewish: Third Annual Celebration of Food and Faith!

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2019-01-28 7:44 PM - 8:30 PM

Country: United States
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  • Organizer

    Charleston Interreligious Council with College of Charleston Department of Religious Studies, Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, Jewish Student Union/Hillel from the College of Charleston. The Mosque of Charleston Arnold Hall, 96 Wentworth Street Charleston

  • Email

    Ken Fox [email protected]

Blessings: a Dialogue between Muslims and Jews. Join college students and community leaders for a conversation about cultural and religious points of view between Jews and Muslims. The central topic will be the use of “blessings” in prayer, ritual and everyday life. Commonalties and differences will be covered. This will be followed by sampling of traditional Jewish (Kosher) and Muslim (Halal) food dishes. The program begins with a discussion between Rabbi Michael Davies, local Orthodox rabbi, and Imam Shamu Shamudeen, and Charleston Imam moderated by Elijah Siegler, Professor of the Department of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston. Following the moderated conversation, attendees will form breakout groups and discuss issues beyond blessings, including Jewish and Muslim dietary practices, pilgrimage, clothing, scripture, charity and more. Admission is free and all are welcome! No reservations are needed.