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Rabbi to lead NYC’s annual Muslim Day Parade

(JTA) – A rabbi will lead this year’s annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City. Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president and founder of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, will serve as honorary grand marshal of Sunday’s parade. Schneier was chosen in recognition of his pioneering work in the field of Muslim-Jewish relations in the United States and around the world, according to organizers. It marks the first time in the parade’s 32-year history that a Jewish leader has been chosen to lead the Muslim Day Parade, which this year is dedicated to the plight of the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim people facing violence in Myanmar.

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