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Palestinians are torn between being happy that many have received permits to visit Jerusalem and Israel during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, and being concerned for the West Bank shops which will lose a great deal of...
August 20, 2012 | 10:29 am
On an August weekday afternoon, 19-year-old Mohammed Kernowi stands in front of a small store in Israel’s largest Bedouin city, a hot plate in front of him with small pancakes sizzling in preparation for the end of that day’s Ramadan fast.
At his age, many Israeli men have been...
August 15, 2012 | 4:21 pm
Israel has unexpectedly eased restrictions on Palestinians looking to visit Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, saying improved security meant it could let in thousands more from the West Bank.
Israeli officials said on Wednesday they had lowered the age limit for men...
August 10, 2012 | 10:50 am
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Israel is easing travel restrictions for West Bank Palestinians for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Israel reportedly also told its soldiers that when possible they are to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in front of Palestinians “to demonstrate a high...
September 22, 2011 | 1:23 pm
For Lee Weissman, a Breslov Chasid in Irvine, Calif., the recent onset of Elul caps a spiritual journey he began a month ago with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Weissman, a teacher at a Jewish day school in Irvine and a scholar of Southeast Asian religions, says...
September 7, 2011 | 12:40 pm
For Lee Weissman, a Breslov Chasid in Irvine, the recent onset of Elul caps a spiritual journey he began a month ago with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Weissman, a teacher at the Tarbut v’Torah Community Day School in Irvine and a scholar of Southeast Asian...
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The Eid holiday is upon us—the annual Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It’s a festive occasion in which the fast ends, charity is given, and everyone is in a good mood.
I love Eid. I love the cookies my mother makes, and...
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