holy days

Resurrection Sunday dawn service in Chubikopi, Solomon Islands

Easter 2019, Chubikopi Village, Marovo Island, Solomon Islands

Photos by Lima Tura

The Rev’d Lima Tura writes: “The resurrection of Christ being dramatized by the women! Blessed Resurrection Sunday to all! These women are from the neighbouring village where I serve in Seghe Theological Seminary. One student and I came to this place for our Easter outreach program. We arrived here since Maunday Thursday and will be leaving back to where I am on Easter Monday.. This is the Sunday dawn service Easter morning.”

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Easter Dawn service with the women at Chubikopi Village, Marovo Island, Solomon Islands - All photos by the Rev. Lima Tura

Happy Rosh Hashana - Jewish New Year

"May the new year be sweet
and garden green.
May it give nourishment, relief
and renewal where they are needed."

- Alice Lesnick

Evan Cowitt throws bread on Venice Beach in celebration of Tashlich on the first day of Rosh Hashanah in 2017. Tashlich, which means "casting away," invites participants to throw bread or stones into a flowing body of water to symbolically cast away their sins. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Evan Cowitt throws bread on Venice Beach in celebration of Tashlich on the first day of Rosh Hashanah in 2017. Tashlich, which means "casting away," invites participants to throw bread or stones into a flowing body of water to symbolically cast away their sins. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

The image above is from the Los Angeles Times, where there there is an article on Rosh Hashana / published September 9, 2018. 

"Sundown on Sunday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday celebrating the Jewish new year and the start of the 10 High Holy Days leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

During the two days of Rosh Hashana, observers commemorate God's creation of humanity. It is a time for introspection and prayer and to spend time with friends and family. Among the traditional food items served at this time is apple with honey — symbolizing a wish for a sweet new year."

Shanah Tovah

Image from EpiCurious website: Apple and Honey pairings for Rosh Hashana -  https://www.epicurious.com/holidays-events/rosh-hashanah-apples-honey-pairings-article

Image from EpiCurious website: Apple and Honey pairings for Rosh Hashana - https://www.epicurious.com/holidays-events/rosh-hashanah-apples-honey-pairings-article

- Excerpt above by ROSANNA XIA for the LA Times

- Photo above by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

- Alice Lesnick, quote above, is a writer-educator from Bryn Mawr, PA