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We Are More the Same Than Different

Reported by Marie Therese - September 22, 2006 -

News Hound Editorial

Fall is the season of reflection, celebration, fasting, atonement and giving thanks, saying good-bye to the old year and welcoming the new. Two religions of the book that today seem so far apart set aside this season of the year as a special one. Tonight at sundown, Jews throughout the world pause to celebrate the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On October 1st, in a much more serious and solemn way, they will observe the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. On Sunday September 24th, Muslims throughout the world will begin their month-long period of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan. I would like to take this opportunity to offer all of our Jewish and Muslim readers a very heartfelt wish that the next twelve months see the end of war, death, destruction, mistrust and oppression and the beginning of dialogue and peace.