SINGAPORE – Non-kosher food is not allowed on the grounds of a synagogue. So how did the Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Waterloo Street host iftar – its first inter-faith event on its premises last month?

After much deliberation, and with the desire to make their Muslim friends feel at home, the Jews agreed to have halal food brought into the compound. But in doing so, they had to make a series of adjustments to their usual practice.

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