This is my A-game. A day late, a penny short, a little frosting on the back of that card.
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.
At 28 years old, I have officially become an adult living in a city where I did not grow up. Yet as the eight nights of Hanukkah continue, I'm reminded of the importance of keeping my family's Hanukkah traditions.
You know how when it's the holidays, or your kid's birthday, and there is a stack of gifts...and soon after the child is allowed to start opening, there is a flurry of wrapping paper strewn across the room without so much as a glance at what was actually inside the wrappings?
Celebrating all our American holidays, at least to some degree, would foster unity and goodwill. We are one country and we have much more in common than not.
I usually love this time of the year with its crisp air, sweet smells, and joyful song. But this year I am having trouble getting into that spirit. This year I'm scared. This year I want to be joyful and I want to spread the cheer and I want to celebrate -- but I'm sad.
We know that we are not being culturally insensitive by extending to someone a holiday greeting that has no meaning to them because they practice a different religion or no religion at all.
Now is the time to find the language that will reclaim our national spirit -- which like the ancient Temple in the story of Hanukkah, has been shamefully tarnished and profaned by the toxic rhetoric of the day.
She swore she wasn't angry, but she certainly seemed annoyed. In her text, she wrote that she was only sharing the information because other parents ...
The holiday of Chanukah reminds us that these rights wither when we take them granted. Freedom does not sustain itself. The heroes of Hanukah -- known as the Maccabees -- stood up when they lost their rights to worship and practice their faith.
One would think, in this holiday season, a spirit of compassion for those with less access to resources would be a guiding light. But apparently some lawmakers would rather cut off their constituents' access to health care than give them support
I'm in Las Vegas, an outlandish oasis of man's creation, a war waged between the spirit and the material, set smack dab in the middle of the Nevada de...
Barley's heartier than rice, but just as versatile and its texture gives it a certain stylishness. Russians traditionally serve mushroom barley soup at Hanukkah. It also makes a rich risotto, works as a pilaf with your favorite vegetables or as a grainy main course.
And here's the hand my trusty friend, and gives a hand o' thine! ~ Auld Lang Syne It's the holiday season, and it's dark and cold. And on this nig...
I'm always excited when the Christmas tree goes up. Just the simple act of plugging in the lights and determining which ornaments to use gives me an...
It all started when Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen gave an interview with ultra- orthodox radio Kol Hai. In a mistranslation of his words, the radio station reported that Mr Faaborg-Andersen had made a distinction between terrorism affecting Europe and terrorism in Israel.