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Muslim Man Posts On Twitter How His Jewish Co-Worker Treats Him Every Day
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People, Social Issues3 years ago

Muslim Man Posts On Twitter How His Jewish Co-Worker Treats Him Every Day

Working next to someone every single day is not an easy task. As time goes by you get to know your co-worker better, and whether you like it or not, you have to try your best to be as kind as possible to each other. After all, you are spending most of the time together. For some, it can get even more difficult if their colleague shares different cultural or religious beliefs, and it can get challenging to respect each other despite having completely different ways of living.

Recently one Muslim man named Umar shared how his Jewish co-worker treats him at work

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“I first noticed Elliot was nicer than others when I’d mention halal/haram (lawful/unlawful) and he knew exactly what I meant. Even times when a few of my coworkers would go to a meat deli at lunch or for beers, he knew not to invite me because he knew I’d say no. Elliot was knowledgeable on Islam to a high degree. Over time, it became more apparent that he genuinely cares about others and looks out for their best interests,” Umar told Bored Panda.

Many people were expecting a completely different story and were glad that it turned into a positive lesson for many of us

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Wil Vanderheijden
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3 years ago (edited)

All reasonable people can get along with each other regardless of gender, religion. colour, social status etc. etc. It's the fanatics and the ignorant that mess this world up. The media give all the negative incidents all the coverage and hardly ever report positive things that are happening. As you can read in the comments almost everyone expected another story about intolerance and hate. That's how our minds are set right now.

G13
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3 years ago

This story made me happy (:

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Sammiche
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3 years ago

Wow, that coworker did his homework! I'm a non-practicing Jew (and yet still identify as Jewish) so I eat bacon cheeseburgers without shame, but I'm always touched when someone stops and asks "oh crap, this has pork. Is that okay?" I always assumed that Halal was basically equivalent to Kosher, but the gelatin thing really threw me.

glowworm2
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3 years ago

If I'm not mistaken, gelatin is often made with animal bones--usually those of a pig. As a conservative Jew (someone who is somewhat religious, yet not Orthodox ) as a kid, my mother wouldn't let me get certain Hostess snacks because they were made with animal fat or bones.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
3 years ago

It's amazing to see people be considerate of each other instead of assuming that everyone does things the same way you do! Like he went as far as make sure the medication he was giving his colleague was something he could take and that's amazing!

Rare Cuts
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3 years ago

You should try it!

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

All reasonable people can get along with each other regardless of gender, religion. colour, social status etc. etc. It's the fanatics and the ignorant that mess this world up. The media give all the negative incidents all the coverage and hardly ever report positive things that are happening. As you can read in the comments almost everyone expected another story about intolerance and hate. That's how our minds are set right now.

G13
Community Member
3 years ago

This story made me happy (:

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Sammiche
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, that coworker did his homework! I'm a non-practicing Jew (and yet still identify as Jewish) so I eat bacon cheeseburgers without shame, but I'm always touched when someone stops and asks "oh crap, this has pork. Is that okay?" I always assumed that Halal was basically equivalent to Kosher, but the gelatin thing really threw me.

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

If I'm not mistaken, gelatin is often made with animal bones--usually those of a pig. As a conservative Jew (someone who is somewhat religious, yet not Orthodox ) as a kid, my mother wouldn't let me get certain Hostess snacks because they were made with animal fat or bones.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
3 years ago

It's amazing to see people be considerate of each other instead of assuming that everyone does things the same way you do! Like he went as far as make sure the medication he was giving his colleague was something he could take and that's amazing!

Rare Cuts
Community Member
3 years ago

You should try it!

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