Celebrating Faith: Rosh Hashanah

Happy Rosh Hashanah everyone! Previously, my understanding of Rosh Hashanah was limited to the few small-print words that appeared on my calendar every fall. However, with my recent introduction to many wonderful people of the Jewish faith, I have been looking forward to this two-day holiday with great anticipation. So what is Rosh Hashanah? New … Continue reading Celebrating Faith: Rosh Hashanah

Learning from Lent

Did you know that Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, Pancake Day, Pączki Day, and many more are all names for a historically much more solemn day? Shrove Tuesday is celebrated 47 days before Easter and proceeds the Lenten season. Taken from the word "shrive" or "to absolve" this day of self reflection, confession, and repentance allows those who … Continue reading Learning from Lent