Ramadan, which began Monday with a monthlong fast, also calls on the
Muslim faithful to immerse themselves in scripture — ideally by reading
the entire Qur’an.
In 2009, Hussein Rashid, a professor of
Islamic Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, noticed rabbis using
Twitter to highlight snippets of Torah text to celebrate Shavuot, when
Jews say Moses received God’s word at Mount Sinai.
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