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Chanukah holidays

Between the Holidays

This year, Chanukah came and went in the beginning of December. I like it when this happens. It spreads out the time …

Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving misgivings

The Pilgrim story of Thanksgiving was the one I grew up with.  I was an adult when I learned that  the first …


Ramadan 2021

Just as Christians and Jews struggled to celebrate major holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic, now Muslims are going through their second Ramadan …

father time and baby new year

Flipping the Calendar Year

There is a joke among Jewish people about this time of the year: “New Year’s, that’s so three months ago!” The Jewish …