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Hindu leader Zed speaks at Reno synagogue

By ThisIsReno


In a remarkable interfaith gesture, area Hindu leader Rajan Zed was invited to a prominent Jewish synagogue of Reno, where he discussed Hinduism on March 11 evening.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, received warm welcome and talked about Hinduism and its concepts in the question-answer format during Shabbat services at Temple Sinai in Reno, which was established in 1962. He presented a copy of ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) to Teri Appleby, Temple Rabbi.

Judaism in northern Nevada has a long history going back prior to 1900. Doug Goodman and Tracy Bartlett are President and Religious School Director respectively of Temple Sinai.

Rajan Zed is one of the panelists for “On Faith”, a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced by The Washington Post. He has been awarded “World Interfaith Leader Award” and is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to New York headquartered Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy, Director of Interfaith Relations of Nevada Clergy Association, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.

Judaism is a monotheistic religion of world’s about 14 million Jews whose most sacred text is Torah. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.

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