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Is Hanukkah Like Christmas?

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Hanukkah is often compared to Christmas, but there are many differences between the Christian and Jewish celebrations. One key difference is that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25, while the date of Hanukkah on the Gregorian calendar changes. Typically … Continue reading

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The Risks of Insulting a Deity

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The ancient Caananite people knew of a goddess called Anath, a warrior famed for her powers of retribution. One legend tells of the man who had slighted her and then faced her wrath. He was winnowed with a sickle, crushed … Continue reading

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5 Ways Superman Is A Jewish Icon

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It is a commonly known fact that Superman is a symbol of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”, but to many Jewish Americans he represents something much, much more. As discussed in several recent NPR spots (which inspired the ULC … Continue reading

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Faith

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By: Steven Friedman – Guest Bloggger I heard the anxiety in my mother’s voice when I announced some thirty years ago that I no longer believed in God. “Maybe you should talk to someone,” she said. I was 19 and … Continue reading

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