In an article entitled “Breaking Barriers and Breaking Ground,” the Home Reporter’s Denise Romano spoke with a Bay Ridge woman who is reportedly the first person to wear a hijab along with her NYPD auxiliary uniform.
Ramadan, which is is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, began last night.
According to Wikipedia, fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Ramadan is observed by Muslims during the entire lunar month by the same name. The month is spent fasting from dawn to sunset.
This year Ramadan ends on the evening of Saturday, August 18, at which point the month of Shawwal starts, beginning with the “Festival of Breaking Fast” or `Eid ul-Fitr.
All of us here at Bay Ridge Odyssey would like to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem!
The following announcement was taken word for word from the Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s website: June 26: Bible and Beer Do you like your vodka with a splash of Judaism? Are you in your 20s or 30s? Join Bay Ridge Jewish Center for Torah on Tap! The first round of beer is on us…. Tuesday, June [...]