Diversity dining: How to be more inclusive

The Maghain Aboth Synagogue hosting iftar last month. Present at the session were (from left) Muis president Mohammad Alami Musa, Imam Habib Hassan Al-Attas, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, Chief Rabbi of Singapore Mordechai Aberg
The Maghain Aboth Synagogue hosting iftar last month. Present at the session were (from left) Muis president Mohammad Alami Musa, Imam Habib Hassan Al-Attas, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, Chief Rabbi of Singapore Mordechai Abergel, Archbishop William Goh Seng Chye and Nominated MP Abbas Ali Mohamed Irshad.ST FILE PHOTO

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Non-kosher food is not allowed on the grounds of a synagogue. So how did the Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Waterloo Street host iftar - its first inter-faith event on its premises last month?

After much deliberation, and with the desire to make their Muslim friends feel at home, the Jews agreed to have halal food brought into the compound. But in doing so, they had to make a series of adjustments to their usual practice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 21, 2019, with the headline 'Diversity dining: How to be more inclusive'. Print Edition | Subscribe