Tag: Holidays

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    On Purim, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, the more you can poke fun at the gravitas of life, the better. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Hanukkah is “a good time to think about the miracles in our own lives,” according to Dr. Erica Brown of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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    The blast of the shofar during the High Holy Days, says Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum, “sends a shiver. We can be better than we are.” More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Those who feel lonely and sad at this time of year may also feel “that grief is permanent and hope is fleeting,” says the University of Richmond’s associate university chaplain, Kate O’Dwyer-Randall, “but it’s actually the other way around.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    A Zoroastrian family of Iranian Americans celebrates the Prophet Zoroaster’s message of “good thoughts, good words, good deeds.” More

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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    Saint Nicholas was known for his generosity and good will. He was so generous that he became known as "the gift giver."

    December 19, 2008 | Comments

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    Cows, goats, worms, water wells, and sewing machines are being donated this holiday season to charitable organizations, including Heifer International, World Vision, and Oxfam. More

    December 13, 2008 | Comments

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    When Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah fall on the same day, the growing number of interfaith families who observe both holidays face an unusual challenge. We visited the Miller family in Takoma Park, Maryland, to find out how they’re handling this “December dilemma.” More

    December 23, 2005 | Comments

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    During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. “Fasting, for me, is a constant prayer that you’re engaged in throughout the day. For 12 hours or more, you’re praying,” says Zuleqa Husain, a young American Muslim. More

    October 14, 2005 | Comments

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    For over 50 years, a family of New York City philanthropists has commissioned prominent artists to interpret Passover themes for the extended family’s annual seder, and now some of the remarkable results are available for all to see at the New York Public Library. More

    April 29, 2005 | Comments

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