New year's poem
A tiny step toward leyning

Happy everything!

Shanah tovah, Ramadan Mubarak, and happy autumnal equinox, y'all!

This year is the second of three during which the month of Tishri (on the Jewish calendar) and the month of Ramadan (on the Muslim calendar) coincide. The fine folks at Tent of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar have published three excellent short pieces about this confluence and its significance:

It's neat that this year we'll be walking the path through the Days of Awe, and Sukkot, and Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah, while our Muslim cousins are making their way through Ramadan.

And that's not all! This weekend also marks the fall equinox, which means that while I'm ringing in the new year, some of my Pagan friends are commemorating the Autumnal Equinox (which apparently some folks call Mabon.) If you want to know more about it, Textual Arachne has a terrific post about her practices and the meanings of the day for her: Autumnal Equinox.

Regardless of your holiday practices, I wish all of my readers a good and sweet new year to come.

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