EAST ORANGE, NJ - Very few things foster peace and goodwill better than a good meal with friends. In keeping with the tradition of Ramadan, East Orange City Council Chairman Ted Green hosted a dining event called Iftar for the citizens of the city this past Tuesday evening.
While the Councilman was surrounded by a host of Moslem believers, many non-Moslem citizens and well-wishers attended Iftar to support and enjoy the fellowship. Chairman Green was joined by members of the City Council, Imam, clergy, elected officials and local residents.
Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is taken right after Maghrib time, which is around sunset.