Monthly Archives: September 2015
For those who are not familiar with this holy day … “Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, literally “head of the year”) is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (Hebrew: יוֹם תְּרוּעָה, literally “day [of] shouting/raising a noise”) or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days or יָמִים נוֹרָאִים Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) which usually occur in the early… Read More
“Ever since we had arrived in the United States, my classmates kept asking me about magic carpets.– They don’t exist-I always said. I was wrong. Magic carpets do exist. But they are called library cards.” Firoozeh Dumas, Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad “When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.” Rita Mae Brown, Rita Will: Memories of a Literary Rabble-rouser “The Parkchester… Read More
O God! O God! that it were possible To undo things done; to call back yesterday That Time could turn up his swift sandy glass, To untell the days, and to redeem these hours. — Thomas Heywood (1574?-1641), A Woman Killed with Kindness (Act 4, Sc. 6) Photograph courtesy of Wally Goetz under CC BY 2.0 license.
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