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Dec 11 2012

Celebrating War in a Time of Peace

By at 3:50 pm
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“Maccabees”

I have a shocking bit of information for TV producers, magazine editors, and greeting card writers everywhere: Hanukkah is not Christmas.

While this may be obvious to some, the subtle differences in the two celebrations appear to have been skimmed over by many in popular culture who have decided that, since both take place in December, and we don’t want to be insensitive to non-Christians, let’s make sure that whenever we talk about “the holiday season” we take great pains to point out how Hanukah and Christmas are each about peace on Earth, goodwill towards men, and universal brotherhood.  Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 1 2011

See You Tuesday

By at 2:49 pm

Like the rest of the country, Kveller is going on vacation. We are taking a long weekend and will be back on Tuesday, July 5. By then we’ll have lots of stories to share. Amy Deutsch can tell us why she was in Detroit. Molly Tolsky will tell us about her two weeks in Israel on Birthright (she’s our resident non-mom around here). And perhaps our contributing editor, Jordanna Horn, will be live tweeting her birth.

What will you be doing?

Happy July 4th!

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