Jews and Muslims Break Their Fasts at Interfaith Potluck in Columbia

October 7, 2005

Source: Missourian

On October 7, 2005 the Missourian reported, "More than 50 Muslims and Jews gathered in [Missouri University's] Gwynn Hall on Thursday night to break their fasts for the day and share their beliefs with one another. The potluck dinner, sponsored by Boone Tikkun [a Columbia-based Jewish group focused on interfaith relations], was held on the second day of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting and reflection for Muslims, and on Gedalya, a minor Jewish fast day that follows Rosh Hashana... The point of the evening was to bring together Jews and Muslims in a social setting where they could learn about and from one another, said Amy Damashek, a member of Boone Tikkun... Many of the attendees took time to discuss their beliefs and gain a deeper understanding of one another."