Diversity dining: Multiple diets at the same table

(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 dur
(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 during a break-fast session at the Maghain Aboth Synagogue on June 3, 2019.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - 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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