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How many holidays do the Arabs celebrate due to historical events in the land of ancient Israel

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Apr 12, 2015 at 14:02

How many holidays do the Arabs celebrate due to historical events in the land of ancient Israel.

The Jewish people celebrate most of their holidays and fast days in memory of and the goal and aspiration to return to Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem - where it was before it was destroyed and desecrated by the enemies of the Jews. Many of the Jewish prayers for thousands of years recite the love of Israel and the Jewish aspirations to return to their ancestral land and bring back its glory and holiness.

YJ Draiman

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Great point.

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