In the face of continuing bombing and counter attacks, Jews, Muslims, Christians and others are fasting for peace today. July 15 is a Jewish fast day (17th of Tammuz) and this year coincides with the Muslim observation of Ramadan. Religion News Service reports:
While the violence escalates in Israel and Gaza, a movement is taking hold that unites Jews, Muslims and others in a campaign for peace.
On Tuesday (July 15), a daylong fast is planned as part of a public effort to show unity in the fight against war and violence in the region.
Using the Twitter hashtag #HungryforPeace, the cause started in Israel and gained strength in England, promoted by Yachad, a U.K.-based pro-Israel, pro-peace group. Last weekend, it was announced in temples, mosques and churches in the U.S.
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A rabbi comments at her blog.
Will you fast and pray?