Episode 12: No Loaves of Bread Here
Updated: Jun 1, 2019
Ramadan Mubarak! This week, Jane explains the meaning and traditions behind Ramadan. The ladies debate the manipulation behind flirting, then Sarah closes us out with the history behind Victor Hugo's opus, Les Misérables. It's May and time to discuss the June & July rebellions (but not in that order...)
Ramadan is the 9th month of Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset. Muslims observe Ramadan as a reminder of the challenges they face and the necessities of life, and to strengthen their relationship with God. If you are observing, we wish you a Happy Ramadan!
The July Rebellion, also considered the Second French Revolution, took place over 3 days in July of 1830. This rebellion removed the Bourbon dynasty in France and instead placed Louis-Phillipe Orleans on the throne. Two years later, a June Rebellion unsuccessfully tried to overthrow this king in a skirmish that would inspire Victor Hugo to write Les Misérables.