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Jewish High Holidays, Ramadan start today


The Jewish High Holidays kick off at sundown tonight, when Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year - begins.There are seven holidays between now and Oct. 5, according to [Chabad.org][1], the Web site for the Jewish organization Chabad Lubavich. Those include Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which is Sept. 22.Locally, Rosh Hashana events include:¢ 10 a.m. service Thursday at the Burge Union, organized by the Chabad Jewish Community Center. The center also plans a service at 6:45 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. More information can be found at [JewishKU][2].¢ The Lawrence Jewish Community Center will have services at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at its location, 917 Highland Drive. It also will have a 1 p.m. service at Burcham Park and an evening service at 7:30 p.m., back at the center. Friday's Rosh Hashana service is at 9:30 a.m.Want to learn more about the Jewish High Holidays? [Chabad][3] has a site that explains the different events, as does [BeliefNet][4].Today also is the beginning of Ramadan, the month-long Islamic holiday that aims to get Muslims closer to Allah. More information on Ramadan can be found at [Islam101][5]._ - Faith Files, which examines issues of faith, spirituality, morals and ethics, is updated by features/faith reporter Terry Rombeck. Have an idea for the blog? Contact Terry at trombeck@ljworld.com, or 832-7145._ [1]: http://www.chabad.org [2]: http://www.jewishku.com [3]: http://www.chabad.org/holidays/default.htm/jewish/Holidays.html [4]: http://www.beliefnet.com/ep/jewish-holidays.asp [5]: http://www.islam101.com/ramadan/


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