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Eid al-Adha

Mosque

Last week, many Indonesians celebrated Eid al-Adha. The holiday is a feast to honor the Muslim prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his first-born son, Ismail, to Allah. (Sound familiar, Christians? In the Old Testament, Abraham was prepared to offer his son, Ishmael, to the Christian God.) Here in Indonesia, Muslims celebrate this holiday by making an animal sacrifice.

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3 Observations about Indonesia

Before I left for Indonesia, I threw together some essential facts about Indonesia. Now, after starting to settle down in Tangerang, I have pieced together a few of my observations so far.

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