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Alan Avery-Peck

Alan Avery-Peck is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Alan Avery-Peck

Shavuot: A Jewish holiday of renewing commitment to God

By Alan Avery-Peck — May 31, 2022
(The Conversation) — The Jewish festival of Shavuot dates back to biblical times, but its significance has changed over the centuries.

This Hanukkah, learn about the holiday’s forgotten heroes: Women

By Alan Avery-Peck — December 1, 2021
(The Conversation) — The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which in 2021 began on Nov. 28, focuses on the story of the Maccabees. But women are also heroes in stories about that era, including Judith and Hannah.
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