A new friend I have met through my blog, Dafna Tal, asks me to help her publicize an event she is planning for a few days from now:
Bridging the Divide, will take place Friday September 15th at Laila Lounge, Williamsburg Brooklyn. It would be an opportunity to enjoy the richness and beauty of cultures, to support peace, and to meet more exciting people who believe in the same cause. A few exciting details: A Multi-Ethnic Ramadan and Rosh Hashanah Feast, art work by Israeli and Palestinian artists, Arabic and Klezmer live shows, a belly dance show and a 1500 Square Foot Dance Floor.
The event website adds:
A celebration of cultures bringing people to support peace
Look past today’s headlines of conflict to discover two ancient yet modern cultures with a rich common heritage. Bridging the Divide is a celebration of Jewish and Arab culture through art, music, dancing and food. A unique fundraising event that brings people together to celebrate these kindred cultures and peace.
On September 15, spend an evening of music, fellowship and understanding during the holy days of Ramadan and The Ten Days of Repentance.
Bridging the Divide is also a documentary project Dafna has created which will document ten stories of Israelis and Palestinians successfully briding the political, cultural and religious divide that separates them. You can also support Dafna’s worthy goals by making a contribution.