A Muslim prayer room was dedicated at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University last week, after months of efforts of an inter-denomination student group.
The room, located in the humanities faculty not far from the campus' synagogue, will provide the estimated two thousand Muslim students and university staff with a fitting site for worship. Till now, the quiet libraries and other isolated spots on campus served that end.
The university said its decision to open the Muslim praying chambers was in line with its support of freedom of religion and pluralism. The Lobby for Equal Rights at the Hebrew University, composed of Jewish and Arab students, had been promoting the establishment of the prayer room for nearly a year.