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  • Ramadan tours promote coexistence between Israeli Arabs and Jews

    July 14, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    The group of Jewish-Israelis sat in a semicircle on the thick, red carpet of the mosque. The women wore headscarves; everyone’s feet were bare.

    They had come to this Arab town in central Israel to experience a slice of Ramadan, the monthlong daytime fast...

  • Muslims and Jews forge friendships over dinner

    July 1, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    Some Jews wore kippot, while Muslim fellows wore hijabs and niqabs as 300 members of the two religious communities came together over an iftar dinner June 25 during Ramadan at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. 

    The break fast — which featured kosher and halal foods — was much more than...

  • Muslim and Jewish Jerusalemites break bread together

    June 25, 2015 | 8:55 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    As the call to prayer marking the end of the day-long Ramadan fast echoed from a nearby mosque, the two dozen people sat down and began eating. There were many traditional Arab foods, and conversation flowed easily. It looked...

  • Muslim, Jewish fellows celebrate Iftar together

    July 31, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    What started off as a group full of professional yet skeptical Jews and Muslims ended with a bond as strong as blood. 

    “There isn’t a boundary anymore, so we’re one big group of friends. It’s like we became a family,” said Deborah Tehrani, 31, a Jew from Sherman Oaks, one of 24...

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  • At joint iftar celebration, Muslim-Jewish High School Council launched

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 15, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so the baskets of pita and dried dates placed on every table remained untouched.

    And Yom Kippur was more than a month away.

    ...
  • For Israel’s Muslims, Ramadan a time to celebrate Islam in the Jewish state

    August 25, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Last week, Muslim and Jewish soldiers gathered after a day’s training to eat a communal iftar, the traditional break-the-fast meal eaten after sunset during the month-long observance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

    “Ramadan isn’t just one day like the 17th of Tammuz or...

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