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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 ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

If you're like most Americans, you know the words to the popular Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," but you may not realize what the Christmas meaning is. It can seem as if Christmas is over all too quickly ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Christianity

Let's face it, the holidays can be overwhelming. Between running to parties and recitals, wrapping endless piles of presents and decorating your house, it's easy to get weary and tired. Instead of thinking about all the ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

"Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowl ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

The practice of singing carols began centuries ago. People sang carols or songs of celebration and joy for all seasons. Traditionally, carols were sung at pagan celebrations, but early Christians encouraged new converts ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Online Ordination, Christianity

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakab ...

Category: Funerals, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

Although it's not a national holiday, August is often referred to as "What will be your legacy month." Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think about a le ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances

Millions of people are expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend by plane, train, bus and car. This three-day weekend is thought to be the end of the summer season. It's the last chance to enjoy some downtime until ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Human Rights, Online Ordination, Politics

These days, it seems like you can see just about anything on television. It isn't hard at all to gain access to television shows and movies heavy with language, sexual references, and violence. As a parent, this may be ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Morality

Christmas is a time full of different traditions that have been a part of many of our lives for as long as we can remember. Some of them are traditions within our families, while others are traditions observed by the m ...

Category: Ceremonies, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances, Jesus Christ, Spirituality, Christianity, Pagan