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Hanukkah and Thanksgiving as Seasons of Trusting in God's Miracles

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Both traditions use prayer, gathering of family, and special foods to celebrate the miraculous providence of God to sustain a struggling community in a context of colonial oppression. Reflecting on how they differ may also help us overcome the ugly connotations of Thanksgiving.

Shock of a Lifetime - Parshat Chayei Sarah

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 12.23.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Rebecca's first encounter with her husband Isaac leaves a long-lasting impression.