WATCH: Eid al-Adha celebrations in Jerusalem

Muslims in Jerusalem celebrated the holiday on Tuesday.

August 21, 2018 10:40

Eid Al-Adha Celebrations in Jerusalem (Dennis Zinn/The Jerusalem Post)

Eid Al-Adha Celebrations in Jerusalem (Dennis Zinn/The Jerusalem Post)


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Eid al-Adha, "The Feast of Sacrifice," commemorates Abraham's obedience to God's command in his willingness to sacrifice his son. The sacrifice of a sheep is central to the holiday given God's last-minute intervention, offering Abraham an animal instead.

Four days before the slaughter of the sheep, it's forbidden to shave or cut one's nails, followed by a one-day fast. They break the fast with a meat-based feast, part of the feast is offered to the poor as part of the holiday's celebration.

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Muslims in Jerusalem celebrated Eid al-Adha on Tuesday.

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