Saudi Treifa Banquet

Ari Alexander is guest blogging (via Blackberry) from the World Conference on Dialogue in Madrid, organized by the Muslim World League under the patronage of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

125 years after Hebrew Union College’s famous Treifa Banquet, which played a part in the creation of the Conservative Movement, seafood and pork are aplenty here in Madrid as Muslims and Jews coexist but barely mix at breakfast tables of four, bound by their forbidden foods.

For those of you keeping score at home, that’s:

European champions Spain – 1
Hallal Heroes / Kosher Keepers – 0

Posted on July 16, 2008

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