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Holidays Got You Down? You're Not Alone

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sheridan Kesselman

For many people, this time of year is magic.  Whether you're Christian, Jewish or Muslim, there are traditions and celebrations galore.  The smell o...

3 Holiday Hints for Teaching Generosity

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Richard Greenberg

For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them to be happy. But it's also important to teach our kids that giving presents can be as gratifying as getting them.

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 12/7/15 to 12/13/15 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldy engagi...

The Maccabee in You

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

As a leader, you know that leadership offers great opportunities to guide and inspire others, to set the agenda and see it to fruition. However, it al...

Ancient Greek Fort Found Under A Jerusalem Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science

After centuries of looking, archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Greek fort under a parking lot in Jerusalem. They found the remains of the fort, ...

Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Looking For The Perfect Gift For Your Politics-Obsessed Loved Ones? Here's Your Guide

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

December has arrived, so it's time to start thinking about what to get your politically-inclined friends and family members. The Huffington Post has g...

On Not 'Ruining Christmas'

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I somehow had to go along with this Santa myth to protect the practices and beliefs of other families while de-prioritizing the beliefs my husband and I were endeavoring to instill in our own. How is that fair?

Biggest Day Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology

Last Thursday saw two holidays at once, and one big day for Instagram. For the first time in 125 years, the Jewish holiday of Hannukkah and the Ame...

Happy Holidays -- Which Ones?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It may be politically correct to say "Happy Holidays," but it is historically, culturally, and religiously incorrect!

Chanukah & Thanksgiving: It's Complicated

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

May this Chanukah and Thanksgiving truly banish darkness, bring bounty, cultivate gratitude, and challenge us to see the light in others' eyes.

7 Reasons Why Your Holidays Are As Stressful As Work

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Differences in how we acknowledge special occasions aren't just for families to wrestle over during the holidays. It shows up at work, too.

Eight Reasons for Thanks

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

This year, as we give thanks on Thanksgiving, American Jews can keep in mind these eight special reasons for American Jews to give thanks.

Happy Holidays!

Hank the Cat | Posted 02.25.2013 | DC
Hank the Cat

One of the reasons I find the history of Christmas so fascinating is because it's a perfect example of how radically America has changed throughout the past four centuries, and how much it continues to change today just in our lifetimes.

Houston Rockets Attempt To Sing Dreidel Song, Fail Miserably

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Just in time to kill your holiday spirit comes this video featuring members of the Houston Rockets attempting to sing a classic Hanukkah song. Suffice...

All I Want for Hanukkah is Christmas

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

I love being Jewish. It's just that Christmas looks like so much fun, don't you think?

The Gifts People Really Appreciate

The Wall Street Journal | SUMATHI REDDY | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

To be a really successful giver of gifts, a person usually needs to get inside the head of the intended recipient. Unfortunately, psychological studie...

Twas the Night Before... Hannukah?

David Fagin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Comedy
David Fagin

Another holiday season has arrived and, to tell you the truth, I'm not too thrilled. Why, you ask? Simple. I'm Jewish. Most of the year I'm perfectly ...

Gift or Regift? Little Johnny Edition

Courtney Cachet | Posted 02.14.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

Gone are the days where a cute little outfit from Baby Gap or a Monopoly game would suffice. Nope. Now we've got iPads, 3S and dolls so pretty it just...

6 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

You've had it with the holidays. It's run, run, run, spend, spend, spend. You are actually happy when they are over. So how can you get through the holidays, and maybe actually enjoy them?

Simple Strategies For The Holiday Blues

Tara Fass | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Holidays can either sync you or sink you. If creative thinking produces ideas that move in diverging directions, there's never a better time than right now to brace yourself and bring it on.

Hannukah Favorites With A Mexican Twist

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There is yet another reason to be thankful that Hanukkah came early this year. Latkes (arguably one of the best holiday dishes ever) have been reinve...

Hanukkah: Finding My Inner Light as a Jew

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

I do not subscribe to the Jewish religion, but to be one who is self-hating or denying of authentic parts of me would be to deny real ecology which has to include the diversity, not only outside, but inside of us as well.

Menorah Fire Leaves 3-Year-Old Girl Fighting For Her Life In Brooklyn | By Michael J. Feeney and Simone Weichselbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 3-year-old Brooklyn girl was fighting for her life Wednesday night after being pulled from a fire in her home sparked when a lighted menorah toppled...

White House Hanukkah Blues

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

It's time to focus on what one GOP operative told me is the most important issue of the year for any Jewish organization in Washington, DC ... who gets to watch the lighting of the chanukia at the Obama's.