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Interfaith Holidays

When Should Holiday Decorations Come Down?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Now that Hanukkah and Christmas are over and we are wishing "Happy New Year" to everyone we see, when is, or when was, the proper time to take down holiday decorations? There are several answers to this question, depending on what one means by "holiday" decorations.

All She'll Want for Hanukkah Is Christmas

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

More important than either Christmas or Hanukkah however, is the question of who my granddaughter will be. Why does there even exist a competition?

Oy to the World

Jim Moret | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home
Jim Moret

It began as a request and evolved into a mandate from my wife over our twenty-nine year marriage: no Christmas trees in our home. It wasn't an unreasonable expectation. After all, we are Jewish.

The Spiritual Messages Of Hanukkah And Christmas ... And Their Downsides

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Christmas and Hanukkah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair.

O Christmas Tree

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

The putting up of the tree is a sweet stroll down memory lane. Every year the first ornament I hang is my "Christmas 1975" globe, which my mother bought while still pregnant with me.