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Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. Photo by Flash90

Faith And Fasting: A Look At The Practice Ahead Of Yom Kippur

BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN of JNS Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day…

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Religious Diversity Journeys

Guest Column: Learning A Lesson In Civility From Michigan Seventh-Graders

To be an American today is to live in a world in which people who practice unfamiliar faiths are our next-door neighbors and our fellow classmates. Yet, too often, people of different religions are afraid of each other and that fear can lead to prejudice, discrimination and sometimes violence. When we know little or nothing…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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