“A Rabbi, an Imam, and a Priest walk into the Tower of David Museum. No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke, but the start of an amazing event that took place yesterday evening.
800 tickets sold in less than seven minutes for the Kululam event, a musical and social initiative built to bring people together from all of Israeli society through co-operative musical creation.
The Imam Kai Hajji Yaya Koleel Stakko, the secretary general of the largest Muslim movement in the world (based in Indonesia with approximately 60 million followers) began the event with his own prayers as well as those from Rabbi Yaakov Nagan from the Otniel Yeshiva and Father Francis.
The production was fantastic (thanks to Gura Berger!) and last night from midnight until 4:00 AM, I sang and enjoyed music and a vibe of hope and brotherhood.
We sang the wonderful song, ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley (and I’ll just brag a little so you know: as a student in Cambridge I was privileged to hear him sing in a live concert in Boston!). I was so glad to meet new people with whom I sang and wished happy holiday to in honor of Eid al-Fitr.
This is the Jerusalem that I know and love, with respect and a place for every person.”
– Laura Wharton