Progressive Judaism’s Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen was joined for Shabbat dinner in Manchester this Friday night by guests including Lisa Nandy MP and community organiser Furqan Naeem.
The Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, who also visited a local mosque, spoke about the importance of listening and being together.
Rabbi Robyn said: “It was wonderful to be joined by Lisa Nandy and talk about the terror and grief in the Jewish community.
“It was also good for her to hear about the concerns of the Muslim community, as we reach out to our neighbours in solidarity at this time of pain.
“At the dinner, we read two prayers for peace including one written by our Rabbi Elli Tikvah-Sarah.”Furqan Naeem, who is from the Muslim community, added: “Despite this being a difficult time for both Muslim and Jewish communities, it is important to pray together for the innocent lives lost.”