(RNS) — The Pilgrims practiced religious tolerance. The Puritans — as 'The Scarlet Letter' and Salem witch trials attest — did not. (COMMENTARY)
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(RNS) Quick — what's the difference between a Puritan and a Pilgrim? Did either of them actually 'land' at Plymouth Rock? And who sat down for the original Thanksgiving? Let us ’Splain ...
(The Conversation) Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time?
Drawing on the long traditions of forgiveness in the world’s religions, this very public act of pardoning reminds us about the important role rituals themselves play in society.
Who invented Thanksgiving? A famous Jewish doctor in medieval Egypt. Seriously.
(RNS) On Thanksgiving, Americans will try not to make total gluttons of themselves. But why? Why is gluttony considered a danger not only to the body, but the soul?
(RNS) If the conversation around the turkey starts to get a little heated, think on this: The impulse to give thanks is good for body and soul. Let us 'Splain ...
(RNS) We must ask who we are. Not what advertisers say we are, but who we actually are.
"According to many in the Jewish community, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving have much more in common this year than just a calendar date. They both celebrate gratitude, community, and religious tolerance."
(RNS) One holiday calls us to stop everything and appreciate; another demands that we stop everything and agitate.
(RNS) “It is important for us as nonbelievers to recognize that we are lucky in the grand scheme of the universe and to spend this time with our friends and family, and the tradition of doing that once a year, whether you are religious or not, is a...
(RNS) Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate food with gusto.
A Thanksgiving turkey and Hanukkah dreidel battle in this new rap video, created by kosher food company Manischewitz.
(RNS) Hanukkah and Thanksgiving won't converge again for another 77,798 years, so it's time to break out your "menurky" to celebrate "Thanksgivukkah."
(RNS) Two new books celebrate the significance of gathering at the family table. They offer recipes drawn from well-known Christian pastors and Jewish food traditions.