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Religious Etiquette


How To Be A Perfect Stranger : The Essential Religious Etiquette HandbookWhat do you wear to a Hindu wedding? What kind of present should you give when you’re invited to a Bat or Bar Mitzvah? Are you supposed to take off your shoes when you enter a mosque, and where do you put them? If these questions and more have ever arisen for you in our religiously diverse county, then get a hold of this book from the San Mateo County Library:

Not going to a Hindu wedding? Then watch Monsoon Wedding, directed by Mira Nair, with Lillete Dubey, Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz. The music by Mychael Danna is great too.

Not invited to a Bar Mitzvah? You’ll want to see Praying with Lior, about a boy with Down syndrome, with Lior Liebling and Mordecai Liebling.

I can’t believe I just found this series from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation): Little Mosque on the Prairie. I’d never even heard of it. Here’s a link to the complete first season. Let me know what you think!


Author Bio:

Vaughn Harrison works at Half Moon Bay Library and on the Bookmobile.


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