Limmud FSU Reaches the Volga, with an Unique Interfaith Dialogue Between Leaders of the Three Monotheistic Faiths – Islam, Judaism and Christianity

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The most recent meeting of Limmud FSU (previous Soviet Union) for Russian-speakers started this end of the week (4.9.15) in Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic on the Volga Stream. This is the most up to date of the Limmud FSU meetings and is intended for the Jewish populace of the more prominent Volga and Urals range. Today there are approximately 10,000 Jews in the city.

The three-day meeting, which like all Limmud occasions, holds fast to the rule of volunteering of Limmud Universal, is relied upon to pull in a few hundred members who will hear exactly 100 presentations, workshops, faces off regarding anddiscussions, history and social sessions and aesthetic exhibitions, on an extensive variety of Jewish themes and on the Condition of Israel.

Notwithstanding the standard rich and stuffed Limmud program, another Limmud activity occurred in Kazan Thursday (3.9.15)- \”Between Confidence Discourse – Islam, Judaism, Christianity,\” that was co-led by Chaim Chesler, author of Limmud FSU, with the cooperation of the Main Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar, the Central Rabbi of Tatarstan, Rabbi Yitzhak Gorelik, the leader of the neighborhood Russian-Conventional church, the Amazing Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Semigullin, senior Islamic pastors and two conspicuous rabbis from Israel – Rabbi Menachem Hacohen and Rabbi David Rosen.

Every one of the speakers focused on the significance of interfaith exchange and tranquil concurrence \”among every one of the children of Ibrahim,\” in the expressions of Kamil Hazrat Semigollin, the Central Mufti of Tatarstan. Less unsurprising maybe, was his demeanors of shock on the activities of ISIS. \”These individuals are not men but rather creatures. The establishment stone of Islam is love. The unfathomable brutality of these individuals is on a very basic level contrary to Islam. Christians have been removed, invaluable works of world human advancement obliterated. We as a whole appeal to a similar God and have faith in similar prophets. Genuine Islam is not restricted to different beliefs.\” He likewise expressed in connection to the Jewish occasions in the city that \”A day of festivity for the Jews of Tatarstan is a happy day for all in the state\”.

Boss Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar said amid the meeting that : \”We should do all in our energy to pass on the message that character is flexibility, and it is the privilege of each individual to be free\”.

Furthermore, Limmudnks appreciated the Kazan Celebration of Jewish Music, together composed by the Jewish people group and the legislature of Tatarstan, including Limmud FSU visitors Hanan Yovel and the Alma Bunch, that introduced the melodies of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, to check a long time since his introduction to the world. Limmud members additionally joined the rededication of the 100 year-old Incredible Synagogue of Kazan with the cooperation of the President of the Tatarstan Republic and pioneers of the nearby Jewish people group.

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