Jewish, Muslim students prepare Purim gift packages

The initiative was part of an interfaith dialogue course at Bar-Ilan University.

Purim celebrations. (photo credit: Courtesy)
Purim celebrations.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Students at Bar-Ilan University prepared gift packages for Arab and Jewish families in need, as part of a Purim celebration on campus.
The students are part of the University's Jewish-Arab Inter-Religious Dialogue Course.
Students from an inter-faith dialogue course at Bar-Ilan University with Purim gift packages for needy families. (Courtesy)Students from an inter-faith dialogue course at Bar-Ilan University with Purim gift packages for needy families. (Courtesy)
The course aims to facilitate dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians, with the goal of promoting respect between the three faiths, according to a press release from the University.
Students in the course study different aspects of each religion, and share their experiences of religiosity and spirituality with each other. For example, Muslim students have discussed their pilgrimages to Mecca, while Jewish students have spoken about visiting Jerusalem on major holidays.
Interfaith dialogue course at Bar-Ilan University. (Courtesy)Interfaith dialogue course at Bar-Ilan University. (Courtesy)