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The truth about St. Patrick's Day

(The Conversation) — Though he's become synonymous with parades and drinking, the Irish revere the fervor of their patron saint's words and feel a debt of gratitude for his unselfish commitment to their spiritual well-being.

Jews worry about Purim's endorsement of alcohol

(RNS) Too many times, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb has seen the high cost of Purim's darker side, the "ugly and despicable behavior" of young yeshiva students who drink to excess on a day that is equal parts Halloween and Fat Tuesday. By Meredith A. Bennett-Smith.