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Common Ground between Muslims and Jews

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, and they pray. During this time, there is increased demand for prayer space.

In Virginia, a Jewish synagogue has opened its doors to Muslims for their prayers. While this might seem newsworthy — in light of the ongoing Arab/Israeli conflict — it is actually more common than one might think. And it is leading to deepening cultural exchanges between two peoples that many might think of as enemies.

As the Rabbi of the synagogue said:

The prophet Isaiah said our houses would be houses of prayer for all people. Now, I don’t know if Isaiah could have imagined us hosting Ramadan in the synagogue, but the basic idea is there.


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  1. The Melting Pot Project on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 11:54 am

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