Interfaith Muslim-Jewish encounter around Eid el-Adha
By Dr. Yehuda Stolov - Executive Director
On Thursday, December 4th 2008, the encounter took place in A-Sallam School with some 120 5th graders.
The students coming from Karmiel and the local students met in the courtyard of A-Sallam School around a model of the Qa'aba, built in order to demonstrate for the students.
The Religion Teacher Nader Taha showed the students how the different parts of the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca – are implemented. His told the students about common elements in Judaism and Islam, in this case: in the story of Abraham sacrificing his son.
In the end of the day the students ate a joint meal, prepared by the parents' board. They greeted each other and fare-welled with a smile of happiness and enthusiasm for the next encounter.
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