Tagged Eid

Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off

Students at a Muslim elementary school in Morton Grove, Illinois, praying in the school gymnasium, Sept. 22, 2006. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  NEW YORK (JTA) — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, New Jersey, to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. The daughter of a Sephardic Jewish mother and Catholic father, Abdelnabbi-Berrocal never had any… Read more »