Roll the dice

ByARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
March 9, 2017 16:59

Jerusalem Double invites Jews and Arabs to share in the love of the game.

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Jerusalem Double invites Jews and Arabs to share in the love of backgammon. (photo credit:SHABTAY AMEDI)

Anyone for a game of backgammon? Games have a way of bringing people together in a unique kind of camaraderie. Kulna Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem Double, is counting on that uniting force that some call the love of the game.

“Backgammon has all those qualities of creating empathy, bringing down boundaries, persuading people to think creatively about the world that we see in play in general,” organization co-founder Zaki Djemal says.

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