Of course, Palin is widely known for her intellectual curiosity, her objectivity, her distaste for inflammatory rhetoric and her adherence to facts. So we must ask, is The Wasilla Wonder onto something here?
Last summer, while the boys were at one Jewish sleepover camp, our cousins were at another camp working as counselors, where a terrible tragedy struck. A bolt of lighting struck several campers at The Goldman Union Camp (GUCI), one of them being Ethan Kadish.
Now almost 4-years-old, Austen is celebrating Hanukkah alongside the four older siblings he knows and loves. A child from a short-lived second marriage, Austen is not Jewish by blood. His Judaism arrives to him indirectly but that in no way devalues the significant impact it, or the man of which it arose from, has upon his daily life.
I found myself walking around, greeting old and new friends, as so many were doing, and when I returned to my table it hit me. I wasn't just an observer of this diversity; I was a part of it myself.
Chanukah, known as the Festival of Lights, uses a hybridized version of the original menorah -- eight cups instead of seven, to hearken back to the original as well as to commemorate the great miracle of the single cruise of oil lasting for eight days.
Welcome to Black Friday, and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season! My next two reports will focus on some of my favorite places for gif...
Joseph interprets Pharoah's dreams, and then offers some unsolicited advice. The advice provokes surprising praise from Pharoah. What's going on?
If you celebrate Hanukkah, this week may test your ability to be adaptable. What we have here is a holiday convergence. And so prominent is this convergence that it has been dubbed 'Thanksgivukkah.' Frankly it's a scheduling nightmare.
New York-area a cappella group Shir Soul released its newest video - a cover of OneRepublic's Counting Stars -- that pays homage to Hanukkah themes. Happy Hanukkah!
Chanukah is different, and we like it that way. Our kids just don't miss that old man in his sleigh. We won't sing the carols and we don't have a tree, our holiday tales are of brave Maccabees.
This Thanksgivukah let's recognize that we all have an incredible light within that only grows when we shine it outwards, and not only shine it but share it, so that it illuminates both our lives and the lives of those around us.
Retailers would rather we open our wallets before our hearts. One motivating factor is the fact that there are less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, as well as retailers being nervous about consumer spending and overall concern about the economy.
One year, my parents did something unheard of in my family: They invited a guest to dinner. It was Thanksgiving after all, time to be generous right? Our next door neighbor, an elderly man we kids called Mr. T came to supper.
My mash-up recipe of choice is subtle and fun: a turkey-shaped pumpkin challah, or, as I like to call it, Turkallah.
The Family tells the true story of how Laskin's family of Torah scribes and humble shopkeepers split into three branches at the turn of the last century.
Differences in how we acknowledge special occasions aren't just for families to wrestle over during the holidays. It shows up at work, too.