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Haifa to Coordinate Yom Kippur and Feast of the Cross

Authorities in the northern Israeli city of Haifa are preparing for possible conflicts resulting from the fact that Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown on Friday, coincides this year with the Eastern Orthodox Feast of the Cross.

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5 Responses to “Haifa to Coordinate Yom Kippur and Feast of the Cross”

  1. But Jewish holy days may upset Christians if they’re reminded how we killed Jesus. Better cancel Yom Kippur. Right?

  2. Tim Upham says:

    There is no reason for conflict, both holidays can be accommodated. Unless it is going to be morons on the streets, say "What I am is better."

  3. Yechiel Baum says:

    Shouldn't the Eastern Orthodox be celebrating their holiday in mother Russia?

  4. Henri Korn says:

    Could anyone explain why there should be a conflict? People pray in silence within their own temples.

  5. Ch Hoffman says:

    It's not as bad a conflict as Thanksgiving and Chanuka on the same day – the major fight over frying the turkey or stuffing it with latkes

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