Saturday, December 1, 2007

Peaceful donuts

Last month, reported on Muslim Sam Habib and Orthodox Jew Cindy Gluck who run a business together- Dunkin' Donuts. It was a gamble that the majority of people would never make- in my opinion. I believe this because most people are so caught up in the stereotypes of Muslims and Jews and the concept of communicating with each other (let alone working!) is usually impossible. However, they are both respectful of the other's religion and plan their schedules accordingly: Gluck takes off Saturdays to celebrate the Sabbath and Habib worships at his mosque on Friday nights.

Stories like this are very uplifting because generally stories about Muslims and Jews are hardly ever peaceful. It shows that things like this are possible, and being the hopeful person that I am, they could spread their tolerance for one another around the world for others to learn from them.

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