Happy Yom Kippur (Tuesday/ 9/22-23) Rosh Hashanah (just past/ 9/13-15) and Eid al Adha (Wednesday/ 9/23).
Eid al Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims to honor the “willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God’s Command, before God intervened, through angel Jibra’ill (Gabriel) and informs him that his sacrifice has been accepted.” Meat from the sacrificed animal is shared in 3 parts with family, neighbors, the poor. (Wikipedia)
“In America (Eid al Adha) is a time for prayer, sharing, meals,” gifts, and wishing others well. (timeanddate.com)
The story of Abraham (one of the Three Patriarchs of the Jewish People), Ishmael, Gabriel, are common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer. (Wikipedia)
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah: The "day of shouting/raising a noise," sometimes translated as a Feast of Trumpets. (Wikipedia)
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