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Zombies and Werewolves and Dybbuks — Oh My!

Halloween is a time for ghosts, goblins, and all things scary, right? Yes! But did you know that many scary things have their origins in religion and folklore? It’s true. Virtually all religions and cultures have ...

Category: Religion Spirituality Superstitions

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10 Fascinating Facts About Halloween You Probably Didn’t Know — Part II

In Part I of this series, we explained the beginnings of Halloween and how the Celts, Romans, Catholic Church, and immigrants all contributed to the way in which we celebrate this beloved holiday today. In Part II we exa ...

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Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s a time dedicated to reminding your pastor and his or her family how much they are appreciated. You may not think about it, but your pastor probably has crazy hours. He or ...

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Resting on the Sabbath, Part 2

Religion aside, taking a break on the Sabbath can be a good thing for your mental and physical well-being. It doesn’t really matter if you slow down on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday, just make the practice work with ...

Category: Religion Judaism

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Do You Really Need To Rest on the Sabbath? Part 1

Deuteronomy 5:13 reads, “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work…” In Hebrews 4:9, Paul wrote, “So th ...

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Happy Birthday Christianity: Celebrating Pentecost

Christian churches around the world celebrated Pentecost earlier this month on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Pentecost is the festival during which Christians celebrate the receipt of the Holy Spirit by the apostles 50 days afte ...

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Understanding Ramadan, the Muslim Holy Month

For the world’s two billion Muslims, Ramadan is the Holy Month of each year. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, beginning when the new moon appears and ending when the next new moon appears. This year, ...

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Celebrate Jewish-American Heritage Month Remembering These Women

Donald Trump’s 2018 Proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month included these words: “The contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it m ...

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Donate Life in April

National Donate Life Month was first celebrated in 2003 to focus on organ, eye and tissue donation. This year’s theme, “Life is a beautiful ride,” is inspired by bicycles and the circle of life. Tissue ...

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8 Great Kids’ Books for Arab American Heritage Month

Understanding other cultures helps children learn empathy for others. Books are a great way to introduce traditions and culture. April is Arab American Heritage Month. Here are some great books to open a dialogue with yo ...

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