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Story of Chanukah

HOLIDAY ART: 8 Facts About Chanukah You (Probably) Didn't Know. By Matisyahu

Matisyahu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Most people are familiar with the miracle of oil, chocolate gelt, and dreidel fun. Here are 8 informational nuggets of a lesser known variety.

Judah the Maccabee's Five Lessons for Barack Obama

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Zelinsky

From the story of Chanukah, we see how not to fight a guerrilla insurgency. From the Maccabees, we learn how to rally a people and a nation. Here are Chanukah's five geopolitical lessons.

Guilt, Gelt, and The Gift of Giving

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Holiday compassion, which most of us value but seldom practice, is the opposite of holiday commercialism, which most of us practice but never value.

Bah, Hitchens

Daniel Radosh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Radosh

Christopher Hitchens spreads a little holiday cheer today with an essay denouncing Hanukkah. Like all Hitchens' work on religion, it's smart, witty and totally frustrating.