Yesterday as I sat in my multicultural class and discussed Rosh Hashanah with my students, my mind was jumping ahead to Ramadan (today). The only word to describe Ramadan for me is LIT – as in ALIGHT. My memories of Ramadans past always have a halo of light around them (even if it involved the time I was 8 and fasting the whole day in the summer and just had to have a “lick” of water from the drinking fountain in the park.)

To everyone who is participating in lighting their souls this month, Ramadan Mubarak! May God accept all your strivings to earn His pleasure. (And included in this is a couple of my colleagues who are giving up a “vice” this month in solidarity).