Today I had the privilege to attend a Jewish synagogue for the first time and participate in Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). It was such a beautiful service full of deep symbolism and tradition. I wanted to share a few things I learned with you. The majority of the service was recited from the Machzor, … Continue reading Yom Kippur
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
Learn more about the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat.