Robert L. Peters

9 October 2008

Ummm… hold up there, Abraham.


Abu Dhabi & Jerusalem

Greetings on this fine day to both Muslim and Jewish friends around the world… Eid al-Fitr for the former  (a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy/fasting month of Ramadan), and Yom Kippur for the latter (also a fast and the most solemn day of the Jewish holidays). Father Abraham (along with son Ishmael/Isaac) looms large in both belief systems… and of course in Christianity as well. Best wishes to all… let’s give peace a chance, eh?

Image: detail from Laurent de LaHyre’s 1650 painting Abraham Sacrificing Isaac, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans. See the full image here.


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