Chabad of Sydney's "Our Big Kitchen" catered the Kosher meal for a Muslim dinner hosted by NSW Premier Hon Barry O'Farrel.
NSW Premier The Hon Barry O'Farrel MP hosted an "Iftar Dinner to celebrate Interfaith Harmony" at Parliament House on Thursday, July 26.
The Premier invited communal leaders of all faiths to join local Muslim leadership at the Dinner, which is held annually during the month of Ramadan.
The event was conducted in a spirit of respect between all faiths, with prayers being offered by Sheikh Yahya Safi, Imam of Lakemba Mosque, followed by Sister Giovanni Farquer from the Commission for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Catholic Church. Sheikh Safi mentioned in his prayer that Islam recognises the holiness of a number of great luminaries of the Jewish faith including Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as well as Moses, Solomon and David.
Grand Mufti of Australia His Eminence Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed addressed the crowd and spoke about the physiological similarities of all humans, created by the one G-d, and how tolerance and peaceful coexistence can only occur when we are open to appreciating the goodness found within every person; regardless of race, religion, color or creed.
OK, it's great that Jews and Muslims can get together and be nice to each other, but Jewfish? What's wrong with good old gefilte?