Rosh Hashanah: Shanah Tovah “Good Year” | Naming the Days

Rosh Hashanah is the two-day festival of the Jewish New Year, which begins at sunset. Neil Gillman of the Jewish Theological Seminary explains its importance: “This festival has evolved through our tradition to represent a time of personal and universal renewal, or your life may become … We say goodbye to the old time and … Read more

Labor Day | Naming the Days

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to a celebration of the social and economic contribution of American workers. The form of their observance was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday more than 100 years ago: “a street parade to show the public ‘the strength and the corps spirit of the … Read more

Prayer of an Aging Disciple

Lord grant me gracelive in the present and see what is possibleto look into the future and to trust youto be silent and to hear your voice in the silenceto do what you ask without arguinghumbly adapt to radical changesserve and graciously accept to be servedgive generouslyalways to be grateful for all your generous giftsto … Read more