Tuesday, May 30, 2017


This is the week that is. Next Tuesday is the all-important primary. There must be big money involved since I saw a Mapp TV ad on ESPN Sunday. Wednesday LWV Forum Emerson School 6:30 pm.

For those who have an interest in other religions:
Muslims are now celebrating the holy month, Ramadan to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad For the true observant it is obligatory to fast daily from sunrise to sunset. That includes foods and liquids.

Jews celebrate Shavuot starting at sunset on Tuesday, May 30 and ending on the evening of Thursday, June 1. It is not a major holyday.
Shavuot has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Among the extreme Orthodox there is a tradition of staying up all night studying Jewish texts in what is called a tikkun. On Shavuot the Book of Ruth is read. Traditionally dairy foods are eaten on Shavuot, because it was the time of cheese making; cheese cake is a common food.

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