30 2017

Food and Faith: A Dialogue Between Muslims and Jews

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Arnold Hall 96 Wentworth Street

Contact Sandra Brett

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, a local Orthodox rabbi, and Imam Abdel Majid, Charleston Imam, moderated by Elijah Siegler, chair of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston. Commonalities between Jewish and Muslim dietary laws (Halal and Kashrut) will be a central topic, aided by samples of three traditional Jewish and Muslim dishes afterwards.

Following the moderated conversation, attendees will form into breakout groups and discuss issues beyond food, to include comparing Jewish and Muslim practices of prayer, pilgrimage, clothing, holy days, scripture, charity, and more. All are welcome to attend.

Sponsor: College of Charleston Department of Religious Studies