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In push for Muslim school holiday, some Montgomery students will stay home
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On other holidays, the choice has been difficult: Education or faith? But this year, with the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, the Shraim family decided against school. Their teenagers might fall behind in their classes. They might feel torn. But they will stay home to celebrate.




Nashville rabbi offers Murfreesboro mosque trip invite on Yom Kippur
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The rabbi of Nashville’s largest and longest-practicing synagogue used the most holy night of the Jewish year to invite his congregation on an unusual trip.Going to the beleaguered mosque in Murfreesboro, he told them Friday, is part of Yom Kippur’s call to introspection.




Muslim, Christian graves desecrated in Israeli city
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Two cemeteries in Jaffa were desecrated on Friday, the eve of Yom Kippur, when headstones were smashed and racist slogans were spray-painted on graves. The two cemeteries, one Muslim and the other Christian, were vandalized by graffiti that said “Death to the Arabs”, and “Price Tag”, Channel 10 reported.




Yom Kippur Helps Muslim Woman Rediscover Her Jewish Roots
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The revelation came while Yosif, who lives in North Brunswick, N.J., was mourning her grandfather’s death. A cousin who had inherited his belongings came upon old identification papers for their grandmother, who had died many years before.




For Holy Days, Rabbis Weigh Words on Islamic Center
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With Rosh Hashana here, and Yom Kippur approaching, leaders of Jewish congregations are divided on how — or whether — to broach a controversy over a proposed Islamic Center near ground zero.