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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Hanukkah
Hanukkah ( in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE, Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. - Source: Wikipedia
The state House is scheduled to take up legislation Monday evening that would protect schools from lawsuits for allowing traditional winter celebrations, or religious displays.
The Alabama Legislature is getting close to enacting a law to allow public schools to educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations and allow student and staff to exchange seasonal greetings.
The Oklahoma House has approved legislation that authorizes public school students, teachers and other school staff members to greet each other with traditional phrases like merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and happy holidays.
Ron Curcio wants not to offend, but to get people thinking.
Indiana schoolchildren could be learning about Christmas in class next winter if lawmakers approve a bill to allow holiday celebrations in schools.
Indiana students are closer to learning about Christmas in class next winter after lawmakers approved a bill allowing holiday celebrations in schools.
I've been a newspaper columnist for many years, and one of my favorite annual traditions is writing a Christmas column. I'm an agnostic Jew, but I've celebrated this holiday in a nonsecular fashion since I was very young. I have a Christmas tree in my house, a wreath on the door and listen to Christmas music.
Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church's marquee read: "Christmas — Easier to spell than Hanukkah."
When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent.
President Obama earned another notch in his hail-to-Hollywood belt Thursday evening, with a Hanukkah celebration at the White House that included the co-creator of the successful "Seinfeld" television series, Larry David.
Revelers at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade gave thanks for the giant balloons that flew above the city streets Thursday after a blustery storm accompanied by high winds nearly grounded them for only the second time in the parade's 87-year history.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it brings families and friends together for the simple purpose of giving thanks and being together.
It's been largely played for laughs, but the coincidence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah is no laughing matter for many Jews, who are struggling to preserve the religious significance of the day while competing with holiday demands, football games and the starting gun for the year-end shopping rush.
An atheist group that wants to make clear its dissatisfaction with the Christian bent of the Christmas season has just kicked off a 55-billboard campaign aimed at spreading some unbelief.
For the first time in 125 years – and the last time for about 80,000 years – Hanukkah and Thanksgiving with intersect this Thursday, forming the super holiday known as Thanksgivukkah.