Sheikh Moafak Tarif, Spiritual Leader of Israel's Druze Comm...
Sheikh Moafak Tarif, Spiritual Leader of Israel's Druze CommunityJan 22, 2018 12:15pm
Israel's Druze community is part of the Arab minority, but also its own unique ethnic and religious group. While suffering from many of the socio-economic gaps shared by Arab citizens as a whole, the Druze have historically had a less fraught relationship with the state of Israel, as evidenced by the high rates of military conscription among Druze men. Shaykh Muwaffak Tarif has been the Druze' spiritual leader since 1993, continuing a lineage of spiritual leadership tracing back to 1753. The Task Force and the Conference of Presidents hosted Shaykh Muwaffak Tarif for a presentation about his vision for the Druze community in Israel, and his efforts to promote stronger connections among all of Israel's faiths.
Monday, January 22nd