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People of All Faiths Join Forces to Help Morocco's Needy

Food distribution in Morocco during Ramadan, 2016 (Photo: Chabad of Morocco)

As The Fellowship and our faithful donors help impoverished Jews across the globe, the needy of other faiths are receiving aid, as well. Chabad reports on efforts to provide food for the hungry in Morocco during the month of Ramadan:

In what sounds like a page ripped out of novel, several dozen Muslim activists, a group of Jewish teens and a rabbi joined forces on Sunday in a number of Moroccan cities to supply 1,500 underprivileged Muslim families with food staples for the daily meal that marks the end of each daily fast during Ramadan.

The food packages were a three-way partnership organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, founded and directed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein; Chabad-Lubavitch of Morocco; and the Mimouna Association, an organization of Moroccan Muslim students who work to preserve and promote the unique heritage of Morocco’s ancient Jewish community.

“We are privileged to help support Moroccans in need celebrate the holy month of Ramadan,” said Eckstein. “This inspiring joint initiative serves as a shining model of bridge-building between Christians, Jews and Muslims, and shows that the world’s faith communities can unite around shared values to make a difference for good.”

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