Meeting Points: Manto, Metaphors, and Meal


Friday, May 31st, 7:00 PM EST

We welcome you to join Abrahamic House DC for our May Shabbat Conversation Club, where we gather for a meal to discuss issues that matter. 

We will delve into a favorite quote of our Muslim fellow, Daud, from Saadat Hasan Manto’s “A Tale of 1947”:

“Pointing to the horizon where the sea and sky are joined, he says, ‘It is only an illusion because they can’t really meet, but isn’t it beautiful, this union which isn’t really there.'”

Saadat Hasan Manto, celebrated for his bold narratives and unflinching portrayal of truth, often examined the depths of human emotions and societal taboos. During our Shabbat dinner, we will explore Manto’s short story “A Tale of 1947” and discuss how he captures the complex essence of human conflict and emotion.

We look forward to an evening of meaningful conversation and community.

During Shabbat, we pause, reflect, and welcome in the day of rest. We want to re-orient ourselves from distractions and towards the most important things in our lives.

These small discussions intentionally have limited attendance to promote meaningful dialogue. If we can accommodate you, we will notify you by the Wednesday of the week of the event.