Rabbis, Imams try to bridge divide at NY meet

Amid high tensions between Jews and Muslims, a group of 60 rabbis and imams gathered in New York to bridge a gap between the two communities. (File photo)

Amid high tensions between Jews and Muslims, a group of 60 rabbis and imams gathered in New York to bridge the gap between the two communities, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The leaders, who met during the “2014 Summit of Washington Area Imams and Rabbis,” enjoyed a kosher-halal lunch at a Washington synagogue.

At the gathering, the participants discussed joint projects that included the feeding of homeless people, basketball games between Muslim and Jewish teens, Judaism 101 courses for Muslims and Islam 101 for Jews.

“There is something about a Jewish-Muslim rapprochement that is very important for the rest of the world,” the daily quoted Rabbi Gerry Serotta as saying.

“The perception is that Jews and Muslims are irreconcilable and when people see that we’re not, it gives them hope.”

The event was held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation on Monday.
 

 

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