(RNS) — Ethical humanist leader Anne Klaeysen on what people of any faith or no faith can take from the Christmas story and how the holidays can unite the country.
Hanukkah Harry? Bah, humbug!
(RNS) — As they celebrate an ancient military victory, in which a band of Jewish rebels rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors, many U.S. Jews are still reeling from a new wave of anti-Semitic episodes.
(The Conversation) — Hanukkah is ranked one of Judaism’s minor festivals, but in the United States it has gained popularity as an expression of American prosperity and religious freedom.
(RNS) — Not everybody celebrates a religious holiday in December. But almost everybody likes presents, and there's something for just about everybody in our annual holiday gift guide.
(RNS) — As I looked through my emails to find the one containing the recipe for Grammommy Rose’s latkes, I said a prayer. How fortunate am I that the internet gives me a connection to my history, my namesake, my ancestors and my Uncle Jeff?
(RNS) — Some are clearly rooted in religious messages, while others focus on family, kindness and generosity in ways that may appeal to interfaith and secular families – and everyone else.
(RNS) — Hanukkah in the Holy Land gives Jews who have immigrated to Israel a sense of belonging they don’t feel anywhere else.
(AP) — Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days.
(RNS) — A 'good Jew' is no longer one who fights Hellenism but one who maintains a Jewish core within the multiple facets of his or her life.
(RNS) — Without the Maccabees’ victory and the preservation of Jewish religious life in ancient Israel, Christianity may not have emerged 200 years later with its taproots deeply embedded within Judaism.
(RNS) — Our annual guide to gifts for the godly and the godless.
Sing it with me: "You can get anything you want...." Fifty years ago!
Latkes are crucial to the American Jewish future. Or, something like that.
Hanukkah begins this year on Dec. 24, a.k.a. Christmas Eve. Why does it move around the calendar from year to year?