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Syria, Lebanon, Iraq - 08 - The Holy Month of Ramadan in...

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The Holy Month of Ramadan in 2008 will start on Monday, the 1st of September and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 30th of September. Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic lunar calendar, so it varies from the Gregorian calendar used in the US. (Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year) Anniversary of when Allah revealed the faith’s holy book, the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed Ninth month of the Islamic calendar & begins with the citing of the new crescent moon on the western horizon Eid al-Fitr is the celebration at the end of the month of fasting
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Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first day of the month of Tishrei (around September) In the Hebrew Testament, Tishrei is considered the seventh month of the calendar, not the first The most important, or High Holidays, are celebrated in Tishrei and it is considered to be a very holy month This New Year is celebrated in the Fall because it is the time of planting Ancient Jews were very connected to the land; therefore, planting time to them was considered the beginning of the year The Jews offered up their prayers so that the harvest would be a good one, and that rain would fall.
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Syria Iraq Lebanon Overview Syria, Lebanon, Iraq
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About the size of North Dakota Population : 19,314,747 Also, about 40,000 people live in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (July ‘04 est.) Borders: Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic
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Centrally Located Damascus & Aleppo – 3500 years as major commercial & cultural centers Migrating populations overtime = ethnically diverse population Shares Mesopotamia w/ Iraq
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Syria consists of 2 main regions—a narrow mountainous belt in the west and a large plateau area in the east. Narrow coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea (rises to elevations of 4,000 to 5,000’ (1,200 to 1,500 m) Between this range & the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, is a flat region known as the Homs Gap. Traders and invaders traditionally crossed this region to penetrate Syria's interior In the Anti-Lebanon Mountains is Mount Hermon - 9,232’ (2,814 m), Syria's highest peak The plateau region begins east of the mountains & spans the rest of the country. Dry land, some grassy plains and sparsely covered steppes; the rest is virtually barren Syrian Desert In several areas, particularly the central section and the southwest, are low mountain ranges, among them the Abu Rujmayn, Ruwaq, and Druze Mountains. There are also large lava flows
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Water in Syria Syria is located in one of the drier parts of the world and has few rivers and no natural lakes All of Syria's major streams, including the Euphrates, Syria's largest, originate in Turkey Water diversion projects in Turkey involving these streams, especially the Euphrates, have caused tension between Syria and Turkey In the extreme northeast, beyond a plains region known as Al
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