A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tisha B'Av and Ramadan

I'm a few hours late with this since the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av, marking the fall of both the first and second temples, ended at sundown. Belated wishes to Jewish readers; for the history of the day see my 2009 Tisha B'Av post. This encouraging thought has been making the rounds on social media: (the Muslim is dressed in ihram for the hajj, rather than Ramadan, but the thought's a noble one):

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