We are in the midst of the season of light. Regardless of our faith, we are dazzled by the display. What is the take away from the glow? When January arrives and the the lights dim and disappear, what will we remember?
The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.
The snowman celebrates Hanukkah just like me! He is Jewish. I wonder if the holiday marketers at companies like Starbucks, 5 Below, Target, Amazon and the like know this?
There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.
"So I guess I'm just slowly decorating our last Christmas tree." I'm pretty sure my face reflected his exact expression. We stared at each other for a moment.
This holiday season, while you're sipping mulled wine and nibbling gingerbread, impress your company with some spicy knowledge.
Those who are hungry, those who are living unsheltered, those who desperately need what so many of us certainly do take for granted, are not animals in a zoo from which we all can learn. They are human beings who need our attention, resources and support.
While those horrible blue-staters are doing all they can to stop patriots like Sarah Palin and her Tea Party friends from celebrating Christmas, try being a Jew during Christmas in America. And see if you can find anything to eat besides General Tso's chicken.
How do you maintain your sanity when your aunt keeps reminding you that the boy you broke up with in high school is now the CEO of the hottest new tech company and his wife looks just like you? Preparation. Know the enemy and be ready.
Last Thursday night, Travis Air Force Base in California held its annual Christmas tree lighting. In a lame attempt to avoid complaints of not being religiously inclusive, a small menorah was included in the base's "holiday" display along with the tree and a nativity scene.
Maybe that's even part of the reason why you decided to try out the lifestyle -- to put the heft of your fame and influence behind something that matters so much to people you care about.
The loss of family traditions particular to one spouse's culture, like the disappearance of friends whose primary loyalty lay with the other spouse, are intangible "assets" also subject to division.
Does it matter where our wealth and merchandise come from? Or do we pledge first allegiance to different values, identifying with those in need and working for peace and justice in the world?
From colorful socks to the ever-classic cashmere sweater, take a look at these top 5 fashion gifts for men this 2013 holiday season."
Come the holiday season, there's a mad rush to buy gifts for loved ones. Many consumers dive in head first in pursuit of the best deals for a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or iPad -- at the expense of a balanced budget.
We've compiled a list of some of our favorite host and hostess gifts as you party hop from house to house this season.