SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 16, 2016 Governor’s Residence, The Blog Muslims around the world yesterday marked the end of the Eid Al-Adha holiday or the “Feast of Sacrifice.” Considered Islam’s most sacred holiday, Eid al-Adha takes place each year on the 10th and final day of the Hajj, the celebration of the holy pilgrimage to Mecca, in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.As the sole Muslim member of the current Pennsylvania General Assembly, this year’s holiday was particularly special to me as I was honored to join Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf for the first-ever celebration of the Eid holiday at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence. We gathered with nearly two dozen members of the Muslim community across the Commonwealth to break bread together and discuss issues impacting Muslims in Pennsylvania and across the country. Honoring an ancient Eid tradition, the food that was shared during our gathering was divided into three parts – one third we consumed together, one third was shared with friends and family, and one third was given to those in need at Downtown Daily Bread in Harrisburg.Governor Wolf has long been a friend to the Muslim community in Pennsylvania and I know that his invitation to bring this tradition to the Governor’s Residence was inspired by his genuine desire to build partnerships and to be inclusive of all residents of the Commonwealth. It is my hope that we will all follow the Governor’s lead to welcome and learn from Pennsylvanians of all background and traditions.Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating this week! By: Jason Dawkins, State Representative Eid Mubarak! Celebrating Islam’s Traditions at the Governor’s Residence Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE TWEET
What is expected to be a wild off-season in baseball has already begun. Two of the early deals show how some of the teams are thinking. The Phillies got Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers for Darin Ruf. The Dodgers were willing to give up Kendrick because of his age.Just to prove that the older players still have value, the Atlanta Braves shelled out 12.5 million to get Bartolo Colon from the Mets. What is so unbelievable about this is that Colon is 43 years old. If a 43-year old is worth 12.5 million, what do you think Chapman will get as a free agent of the Cubs?