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Alban Hefin: The light of the summer
Alban Hefin: The light of the summer
by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first day of summer for the Northern Hemisphere is known by many names: the summer solstice, Midsummer, Alban Hefin (or “light of the summer”) to the Druids, or Litha to most pagans. It is o
Refugee assistance project at St. Teresa of Calcutta continues ahead
Refugee assistance project at St. Teresa of Calcutta continues ahead
By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A refugee assistance project involving a Montclair parish is moving ahead. St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish — which includes Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches — has embarked on a project, through Catholic Charities, to assist refugee families arriving in the United States. Catherine...
Tikkun for Erev Shavuot to be held at Temple Ner Tamid
Temple Ner Tamid will host this year’s Tikkun for Erev Shavuot on Tuesday evening, May 30. For more than 20 years, four synagogues — Bnai Keshet and Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove, and Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield — have gathered together for an evening of study, meditation and song. This year’s v...
Ramadan: less food, more words
Ramadan: less food, more words
By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Not eating during the day is not the hardest thing about Ramadan, for Kevin Dawud Amin, of the Masjid Ul Wadud mosque on Bloomfield Avenue. It’s reading the entire Quran. Many people know that during Ramadan, which will probably start in the evening of Friday, May 26, and continue through the evening of Saturday, June 24, Muslims do not eat from sunrise to sun

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