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Celebrating the Biblical Festival of Weeks

Did you know that the Christian festival of Pentecost is on the Jewish Biblical festival of Shavuot, otherwise known as the Festival of Weeks?This Biblical festival comes from the Old Testament, where God’s people were told:“‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest […]

Why Pancake Day?

“What’s pancake day all about?” I ask my 7 and 8 year olds over breakfast. “Pancakes!” my 7 year old replies gleefully. O-Oh. I have work to do here! “What else?” I ask. No response. “It begins with L and rhymes with Bent.” “Lent!” *phew! * “Why do we eat pancakes?” “To use up the […]