Category Archives: Holiday merriment

G’mar Tov

yomkippurYom Kippur starts tonight. May all who observe the holiday find the peace and forbearance to continue another year.

Shanah Tovah!

rosh-hashanah-elements-600Happy New Year to all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which starts Sunday evening.


Eid Murbarak to all brothers, sisters, and cousins


Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan, eid al fitr, eid al adha, Ramadan Mubarak , Ramzan

The Muslim holy season started last night.

May the season be a blessed one to all our Muslim friends. And here’s a handy list of ways to show solidarity with observant people.

Happy Cinco de Mayo and National Day of Prayer

4f6e750d0aab4d7ac40011a5-1332638989It’s not just margaritas and salsa and prayers. The holiday

commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

Want to know more about Cinco de Mayo? Go here.

Want to know more about the National Day of Prayer? Go here.


Happy Passover

It starts at sundown today.

So after Jesus arose…

chick-and-lamb…to me, Easter is just an odd holiday, but I have always been fond of the Monday after, because that is when the real work began, when the baton was passed, and the early Christians were charged with making things right (and righteous).

It struck me on the way to visit my son and his family on Sunday, while I was accidentally listening to some baroque music on the radio, that the best Easter sermon would be, “My God! He didn’t die!”