AJC starts site for Arabs

The American Jewish Committee launched an Arabic Web site about Jews and Judaism called Asl al Yahud (www.aslalyahud.com).

Yehudit Barsky, director of the project, said the site will “facilitate a deeper understanding and tolerance towards Jews.”

“We’re demystifying Judaism and dispelling widespread misinformation about the Jewish people in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond,” he said.

Asl al Yahud — which means “origins of the Jews” — covers Jewish history, culture and religion, and connects those subjects to Arab countries. The site also has information about Jewish lifecycle events, holidays and religious practices.