SHAFAQNA -Â For most of you, today is just Wednesday; but forÂ Muslims and Jews, tomorrow is one of the most important days in their respective religious calendars.
For Jews, tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is a very solemn day, where Jews fast and askÂ God for forgiveness for their sins.
For Muslims, tomorrow is Eid al-Adha, theÂ Feast of Sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is a day of celebration,Â marked by feasting with family and friends.
So thatâ€™s two important festivals, from two major religions, marked in very different ways. What could go wrong?
Well, in the ever-tense land of Israel, lots. Which is why the brilliant coexistence charityÂ The Abraham Fund has created this super-cute video.
Writing on theirÂ website, they explain: â€˜Judaism and Islamâ€™s holiest days, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, will coincide. Since these two festivals are observed so differently, and there is limited public awareness of eitherâ€™s traditions, this could be a cause for provocation in Israel.
When such important dates on theÂ Islamic lunar calendar and Jewish lunisolar calendar align, surely thatâ€™s a sign that people should come together, right?