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On this historic day, Happy EidFrancisKippur!

On this historic day, Happy EidFrancisKippur!

From the Huffington Post:

It’s a match made in heaven!

The world’s three Abrahamic faiths are bridging their great divide in a pretty wonderful way this Saturday.


Yom Kippur, Eid Al-Adha, and St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day all fall on the same date this year — October 4.

In fact, this is the first time the important Jewish and Muslim holidays have overlapped in more than three decades. The last time it happened was in 1981, according to the Times of Israel.

In her HuffPost report, Carol Kuruvilla writes that “the best way to respond to this incredibly holy coincidence is by recognizing it for what it really is — a trifecta of awesome.” Tzom Kal, Eid Mubarak, and blessed Feast of St. Francis!

Read more and see a great slide show from Jerusalem here.

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Jean Lall

Also, Dusshera, the great Hindu festival celebrating the defeat of the evil powers by the good, falls on Oct. 3 or 4 this year!

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