It is the site’s holy status in Judaism that is the basis of Islam’s interest, and this phenomenon has been seen throughout history, with Islam appropriating major Christian sites as well.
In a real-life Purim story, Israel’s national baseball team read the Book of Esther from a scroll before beating Cuba 4-1 on Sunday, the holiday of Purim. In yet another startling victory, the fledgling Israeli team stands at 4 wins and no losses in their first international endeavor at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in… Read more »
A call for Christians to take on a difficult three-day fast in order to identify with Israel is receiving a powerful response, perhaps because of its precedent. The fast mirrors the one described in the Book of Esther, read Saturday night for the holiday of Purim, which overturned Israel’s enemies and saved the Jewish people.