Images of Faith in the Holy Land - Gil Cohen-Magen

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Photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen marks United Nations International Interfaith Harmony Week with a discussion of his images of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim celebrations in modern Israel.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen has spent a decade in Israel covering not only political and military conflict but also the coming together of various faiths. He is one of the few journalists to observe and record the ceremonies and lifestyles of ultra-Orthodox Jews who live apart from their country’s mainstream culture.

In a presentation marking United Nations International Interfaith Harmony Week, Cohen-Magen shows photographs depicting Jewish, Christian, and Muslim celebrations, many from his 2011 book Hassidic Courts.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council.