Jews and Methodists share a Seder table in July

06.07.2011                      04.Tammus, 5771

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Jews and Methodists share a Seder table in July

Event focuses on improving inter-communal ties following last year’s conference which voted to boycott Israeli produce from settlements.

Jews and Methodists sat down to enjoy matzah, bitter herbs and four cups of wine at a model Seder Monday night, as part of the Methodist Conference currently being held in the seaside town of Southport in the UK.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Methodist Church in Britain and the Council of Christians and Jews co-organized the event, which focused on the common origins of the Jewish and Christian faiths, in order to improve inter-communal ties following last year’s conference. The conference voted to adopt a boycott of Israeli produce from settlements, a move condemned at the time by the Board of Deputies….