Monday, September 29, 2008

Holy Days

Today at sunset begins Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה‎), so happy new year to those of you of the Jewish faith; it’s 5769! (Or as my friend Ira might say, “Shofar, so good.”)

Coincidentally, today is also Michaelmas, formerly a day of obligation in the Christian calendar. In the British Isles it was a day of settling accounts; the end of the quarter. I suppose there was some reason of attaching religious significance to paying your debts or your rent; just another guilt trip, perhaps?

As a Quaker, I don’t make a big deal out of observing holy days, or holiday; to us, every day is a holiday. But if you’re observant, enjoy the day and its meaning.