Throwback Thursday: Where Did The Hanukkah Bush Come From?

At sundown on December 16, Jews all over the world lit the first candle on their menorahs and began this year’s Hanukkah celebration. The holiday, sometimes referred to the Festival of Lights, commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean revolt against Seleucid Greeks, one of the first recorded fights for religious […]

Two for Tuesday: The Christmas Mitzvah Day

Happy #GivingTuesday! Developed in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations foundation, Giving Tuesday is a global day (the first Tuesday in December) dedicated to giving back in the midst of the heavily commercialized holiday season. However, another December day is rapidly gaining popularity as a day of service: Christmas. For American Jews, […]

Wisdom.Applied Wednesday: It’s Not Early Black Friday, It’s Thanksgiving Day

“Haul out the holly Put up the tree before my spirit falls again Fill up the stocking I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute…” Hold on a minute. Yes, the Christmas holiday season is about to start, but first we’ve got […]

Trending News Monday: Holiday Headlines

The holiday season is in full gear (and with less than 48 hours of shopping before Christmas, it’s crunch time for many). This Trending News Monday, we’re presenting the Holiday Headlines. Obamacare Deadline Extended Until Christmas Eve Today, the White House extended the Affordable Care Act deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance […]

Throwback Thursday: Christmas in July

It’s July 25 and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… or not. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is in full swing. But, in the land down under, it’s the middle of winter (hence, Christmas in July). We in the Northern Hemisphere might feel like this:     Originally an […]

Holiday Cheer

For those of you who don’t believe the world will end today, let the Christmas craziness countdown commence. With last minute Christmas tasks like shopping, baking and Christmas decorating, we easily forget the spirit of Christmas: presents, I mean, “peace on earth and good will towards men.” We’ve complied a few funny Christmas videos to make your spirits bright while taking a break […]

Multicultural Holidays…

The other day during an Our Space meeting, we were discussing ways to bring the realities of our multicultural, um… culture, to the blog table. For some reason, I rarely think of myself as someone with a strong voice when it comes to multiculturalism. Not being of one hundred percent ethnicity, not being Hispanic, African American or […]

Two Turtle Doves

Beware! We’ve entered the holiday season. Be prepared to give into superficial wants and indulgences, because whether you like it or not, ‘tis the season. Last weekend, consumers broke online retail records as Black Friday sales began early and extended through Cyber Monday. While we all like receiving gifts, sometimes gifting gets a little awkward, and we’re […]

Will You Take a Bite Out of This Apple?

Ever since Apple released the first iPad on April 3, 2010, I always wondered how it would feel to own one. I consider myself a tech savvy individual who stays on top of the latest trends, but I have been reluctant to actually go out and purchase a tablet. I would love to have a […]