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Jewish & Muslim New Year (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-22

Duration: 00:05:53

Subjects: Religion | Judaism | Islam


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Trief, Natan Interviewee
  • Mokhtari, Abdulmadjid Interviewee


This segment from the September 22, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the celebration of the spiritual new years in the Jewish and Muslim faiths. She interviews Rabbi Natan Trief of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, who discusses the traditions surrounding Rosh Hashanah. She also interviews Iman Abdulmadjid Mokhtari of Masjid Al-Rahman in Baton Rouge, who discusses the traditions surrounding Al-Hijra and the Muharram. Host: Andre Moreau