29 2018

Food & Faith II - Feasting and Fasting: A Dialogue Between Muslims and Jews

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Arnold Hall 96 Wentworth Street

Contact Mark Swick

Please join Muslim and Jewish students and community members for an informal conversation about cultural and religious points of contact. The event will begin with a conversation between Rabbi Michael Davies, local orthodox rabbi, and Imam Abdel Majid, Charleston Imam, moderated by Elijah Siegler, professor of Religious Studies at theCollege of Charleston. Enjoy samples of traditional Jewish foods and dishes from the Muslim world as the panel discusses commonalities between the Jewish and Muslim calendar (Festivals and Fast Days.)

Following the moderated conversation, attendees will form breakout groups and discuss issues beyond food, including Jewish and Muslim prayer practices, pilgrimage, clothing, scripture, and charity. All are welcome to attend.

Co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Department of Religious Studies, the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish StudiesProgram, Jewish Student Union/Hillel, CofC Arabic Club, Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston, and theCharleston JCC Without Walls.

Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston, Charleston JCC Without Walls