Eid al-Adha “Festival of the Sacrifice” – August 11-15, 2019

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Eid al-Adha, also referred to as the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and is considered the holier of the two. The other is Eid al-Fitr.  Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice …

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Fast of Tisha B’Av: History and Laws – Sundown Saturday, August 10-Sundown Sunday August 11, 2019

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Tisha B’Av Literally, the “ninth day” in the Jewish month of Av, which starts at sundown on the eighth day and concludes at sundown on the ninth day of Av. This is the day when the intensity of the entire three week mourning period reaches its peak. Tisha B’Av begins at sundown, Saturday, August 10 and concludes at sundown, Sunday, …

eHeziFast of Tisha B’Av: History and Laws – Sundown Saturday, August 10-Sundown Sunday August 11, 2019