Weekend of Twinning

Working Together In Face Of War, Sandy

Focused on feeding the hungry, Jews, Muslims continue dialogue despite conflict in the Mideast.

11/20/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

As Jews and Muslims battled each other in the Mideast, some of their co-religionists in the United States came together Sunday to prepare food for hungry Americans, salvage the homes of hurricane victims and discuss how both faiths command members to help the needy.

Some differed, though, on whether events in the Mideast had hampered turnout for those activities and, more fundamentally, on whether any link can be drawn between the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and dialogue efforts in this country.

Jewish and Muslim volunteers prepare packages of food at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on the Upper West Side. Photos by Tatyana R
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