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  • klaus54
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    Originally posted by siam View Post
    (RNS) Muslim tradition calls for breaking the Ramadan fast in the evening with a date and a sip of water, and increasingly these days, the company of Jews.

    Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal and to forge interfaith friendships.

    This Ramadan, as Jews and Muslims exchange rocket fire in Israel and Gaza, those attending these meals say they are all the more significant, as a way of demonstrating that Jews and Muslims have much in common, and can enjoy each others’ food and company.

    In Los Angeles on Thursday (July 10), an iftar that bills itself as the single largest gathering of Muslims and Jews in the city, is sponsored by NewGround, an organization that works year-round on Muslim-Jewish relations. The group exists to build resilient relationships that both groups can draw upon in particularly difficult times, said Rabbi Sarah Bassin, NewGround’s former executive director.

    “Yes, we are in another awful flare-up of violence and both of our communities are suffering,” Bassin said. “That will be acknowledged at the iftar.”

    At next week’s “Iftar in the Synagogue” at Chicago Sinai Congregation, “we will try to figure out how we can deal with the tragedy overseas and move forward,” said Husna Ghani, management consultant at the Council of Muslim Organizations of Greater Chicago. “That’s the whole point.”

    “There will probably be a lot of prayer,” she added.

    Nearly 900 Muslims and Jews attended the Chicago event in 2012.

    Ramadan, which began on June 29 this year, is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, a time when Muslims focus intently on prayer, but also self-examination and charity. Muslims believe that God first revealed verses of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad during Ramadan. Fasting during the month begins at sunrise each day and lasts until sunset. Iftars — the meals eaten after sunset during Ramadan — feature special dishes and desserts — particular to the countries where the world’s 1 billion Muslims live — and can last until the wee hours.

    It’s customary for Muslims to invite extended family and friends to share the evening meal — sometimes even pulling in people off the street. That invitation to fellowship has become a staple in Muslim-American life. Former President George W. Bush held the first Ramadan iftar at the White House in 2001. Before that, Bill and Hillary Clinton hosted parties marking Eid al-Fitr, the feast celebrating the end of Ramadan. President Obama has hosted an iftar each year he’s been in office.

    At Muslim-Jewish iftars, particular attention is paid to food. In Los Angeles, the meal will be both halal and kosher, in keeping with both Muslim and Jewish dietary laws, which often overlap. Neither faith community eats pork, for example. Out of respect for Muslim tradition, no alcohol will be served.

    Some of these interfaith Iftars will be hosted in mosques or other Muslims institutions — on Sunday (July 13), for example, at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies in Cary, N.C. Others will take place in synagogues.

    NewGround’s iftar at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, for which more than 230 people signed up, is very intentionally held in a synagogue, said Bassin.

    “The Jews feel comfortable going to a Jewish institution and the Muslims feel comfortable that they’re going to an iftar,” she said. “It puts everybody equally in and out of their comfort zone.”

    “It’s usually a very good mix — almost down the middle — of Muslims and Jews,” said Aziza Hasan, who is Muslim, and the interim executive director of NewGround.

    And they’re asked not to sit only with co-religionists. Instead, groups that include both Muslims and Jews, Bassin said, are given icebreaker questions appropriate to the occasion. For example, she said: “What’s your relationship to fasting,” a religious practice of both Muslims and Jews.

    “Instead of being stuck in our silos, we’re actually reaching out to each other,” Hasan said.

    ---from the Huffington Post by Lauren Markoe


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...ef=mostpopular
    Them's must be some damnably stupid Jews.

    Also, Israel and Gaza weren't "exchanging rocket fire". Israel was being pelted daily with rockets by Muslim terrorists.

    K54

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  • rogue06
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    The difference












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  • Cow Poke
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    Here, again, the spirit of Ramadan.....

    Source: TheTelegraph

    Islamic State jihadists who took over large areas of northern Iraq overnight have forced thousands of Christians to flee and occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said.

    “(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” Patriarch Sako told AFP.

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    Yes, Islam is VERY kind to Christians!

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  • Cow Poke
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    Meanwhile, CLASSIC example of "I can never make a decision" Obama holding off til things get way out of hand, then having to do something too little too late...

    Source: NYTimes

    The administration had been delaying taking any military action against ISIS until there is a new Iraqi government. Both White House and Pentagon officials have said privately that the United States would not intervene militarily until Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki stepped down.

    But administration officials said on Thursday that the crisis on Mount Sinjar may be forcing their hand. About 40 children have already died from the heat and dehydration, according to Unicef, while as many as 40,000 people have been sheltering in the bare mountains without food, water or access to supplies.

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    "leading from behind", indeed!

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

    Obama never forgets his teleprompter. You should know that.
    Well, I plan on making a speech, and the whole world will .. uh.. realize the error of their ways and .. uh... come to my side and see things my way. If only those Republicans....

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  • Cerebrum123
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    That was.. uh... without the... uh... what do you call that.. uh... promptoteller?

    Obama never forgets his teleprompter. You should know that.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

    Finally see someone who can match Obama's "eloquence".
    That was.. uh... without the... uh... what do you call that.. uh... promptoteller? However.. uh.. I can say this... the Republicans.. by the way, SUE ME!.. the Republicans have.. uh... gone home for recess, so.. uh.. I have a pen and a phone... and I.. uh... that is ... I have to do my job.. and.. the approval rating for Congress is much lower than .. uh.. my less then stellar rating so ... the American people have elected me to keep my butt on Air Force One and play golf, so... I'm drawing a red line! And, uh.. if ISIS crosses that red line, then..... uh... I'm late for my tee time!
    Last edited by Cow Poke; 08-07-2014, 03:45 PM.

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  • Cerebrum123
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Here is the spirit of Ramdan at work...

    Source: NYTimes

    WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 members of religious minorities in Iraq, who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop where they took shelter after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials said on Thursday.

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    In a news conference, Obama stated, "This is, uh, a crucial situation demanding, uh, tough and .. uh.. immediate response, for which I have .. uh... authorized a complete study.. uh.. of the situation, and have directed my .. uh... Attorney General, Error Holdup, to .. uh.. study, and I, uh.. after I'm done with a couple of games of golf, and, uh... three more weeks of vacation, I... uh.... what was the question again?"

    Finally see someone who can match Obama's "eloquence".

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Or the ISIS ones who are decapitating Christians daily.
    Here is the spirit of Ramdan at work...

    Source: NYTimes

    WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 members of religious minorities in Iraq, who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop where they took shelter after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials said on Thursday.

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    In a news conference, Obama stated, "This is, uh, a crucial situation demanding, uh, tough and .. uh.. immediate response, for which I have .. uh... authorized a complete study.. uh.. of the situation, and have directed my .. uh... Attorney General, Error Holdup, to .. uh.. study, and I, uh.. after I'm done with a couple of games of golf, and, uh... three more weeks of vacation, I... uh.... what was the question again?"

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
    You will never get an honest response from this guy. He is probably busy firing rockets from a school yard in Gaza.
    Naw, I think he only dreams of that... he has the heart to do that, but not the guts.

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  • Bill the Cat
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    OK, let's see... some Mulsim guys can be nice to some Jewish guys while their Muslim's brothers are firing rockets at Jewish civilians, sawing the heads off of people, making death threats, forcing "infidels" to convert a the threat of paying a huge fine and/or abandoning all their worldly possessions or being killed, burning down Churches, pitching incredibly juvenile fits and destroying property like a bunch of vandals on steroids.....

    Yeah, I can see where Ramadan is a good thing!

    "Muslims also engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan. Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline."

    May I ask where your Hamas heroes from Hell have honored this ideal?
    Or the ISIS ones who are decapitating Christians daily.

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  • Jedidiah
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    You will never get an honest response from this guy. He is probably busy firing rockets from a school yard in Gaza.

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  • Cow Poke
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    OK, let's see... some Mulsim guys can be nice to some Jewish guys while their Muslim's brothers are firing rockets at Jewish civilians, sawing the heads off of people, making death threats, forcing "infidels" to convert a the threat of paying a huge fine and/or abandoning all their worldly possessions or being killed, burning down Churches, pitching incredibly juvenile fits and destroying property like a bunch of vandals on steroids.....

    Yeah, I can see where Ramadan is a good thing!

    "Muslims also engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan. Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline."

    May I ask where your Hamas heroes from Hell have honored this ideal?

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by tabibito View Post
    Meanwhile, Christians, Muslims, and Jews live on the West Bank and in Israel live in peaceful co-existence - there are even mosques and churches. We thus have evidence of the full extent of Israel's "genocidal" attitudes.
    Meanwhile we have ISIS wreaking havoc on Christians and on Muslims who don't agree with their policies anywhere they can. There are even churches and synagogues being demolished as often as possible. We thus have evidence of the extent of the Muslim Extremists' "peace loving" attitudes.
    And the 4 Quarters of Jerusalem work amazingly well together. From the rooftop of the Hospice building in Jerusalem, I could see crosses, minerets, mosques, churches --- and the only time there's a problem is when some Islamic idiot decides to act up. When you walk through Old Jerusalem it's almost impossible for the tourist to discern when he is leaving the Christian Quarter or entering the Muslim Quarter or shopping in the Armenian or Jewish Quarters. WHY does this work so well? Because Israeli Defense Force troops are everywhere, keeping the peace.

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