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CAIR-CA: Muslims, Jews Build Bridges of Understanding

(SAN DIEGO, CA, 12/6/07) – On December 5th, CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida joined members of Congregation Beth El and representatives of the San Diego Muslim community in creating continued positive dialogue between Jewish and Muslim groups. Last night’s meeting was the fifth such meeting between local Jewish and Muslim groups.
Topics discussed included similarities between medieval Jewish and Muslim sacred literature, the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, Eid al Adha, Hanukkha, Muslim and Jewish youth bridgebuilding groups, Quran and Torah recital styles, and music.

The Muslim-Jewish dialogue was arranged by Muslim Public Affairs Council of San Diego (MPAC San Diego) Interfaith Coordinator Sal Saboor and Rabbi Graubart of Congregation Beth El.

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida, Tel: 619-913-0719; Email: ehopida@cair.com

 

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