Ramadan, the month-long fast that Muslims celebrate annually, began
on Aug. 1. Tomorrow, Orthodox Jews will mark the end of a three-week
period that started with one fast and will conclude with another.
Christianity and other religions also impose dietary discipline on their
adherents, including fasting.
There’s much value in restricting what’s normally permitted as ways
of reminding us that nothing of what we partake is owed to us.
Everything we have is a gift to be gratefully cherished.
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