Overlapping Holidays Prompt Jerusalem Activists To Work On Overcoming Divisions

09/21/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem - An interfaith group gathered in a private home Monday (Sept. 21) to head off potential tensions over how Jews and Muslims celebrate Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, two holidays that overlap this year.

An interfaith group gathered in a private home on Sept. 21, 2015. JTA

Israeli Magician Breaks Guinness Mark With Coexistence Magic Lesson

06/01/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — An Israeli magician and a Haifa coexistence group broke the Guinness World Record for the largest magic lesson.

Slifka: The Case For Coexistence

06/22/2000 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Alan Slifka of Manhattan is founder and president of the 11-year-old Abraham Fund, which funds programs in Israel that promote coexistence between Jewish and Arab Israelis. Slifka recently received a citation for the nonprofit organizationís work from Knesset Speaker Avrum Burg and Rabbi Michael Melchior, minister of diaspora social affairs. Jewish Week: The Abraham Fund has funded 500 Jewish-Arab organizations and programs over the years, but many Israelis still do not appear to respect differences.
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