…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. -Leviticus 16:29-30
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement – as described in Leviticus. It consists of a complete 25 hour fast with no work being done. It is considered to be the holiest day of the year.
Jewish believers greet one another saying – Have an Easy Fast
Muslims mark Eid al-Adha by giving meat to the poor in remembrance of a story in the Quran stating that Abraham was to sacrifice Ishmael and Ishmael agreed to it before they were stopped by Allah.
Muslims greet one another saying – Eid Mubarak (“Have a blessed Eid”)
Yom Kippur 5775 (2014) – Today and tomorrow, for the first time in 33 years, the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and the Muslim holdiy of Eid al-Adha coincide so let’s especially pray for peace for Israel today.