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  • Miracle on Ninth Street 2014
    It's a "miracle": Ninth Street pop-up holiday bar opens November 29
    The holidays in New York City are indeed a special time, with energetic shopping, excellent ice skating opportunties, dinners with friends and co-workers, and Santas on every street corner. But sometimes it's nice to slow down and have a drink...
  • Menorah in front of globes
    Family craft idea: Hanukkah menorah
    The Jewish Festival of Lights starts on Dec. 16, 2014. That is less than a month away! Your family can start getting things ready for Hanukkah now by making a traditional 9-candle menorah. Remember that you do need nine candles in your Hanukkah...
  • Blue Star of David on white background
    Hanukkah craft for kids: Star of David
    Hanukkah is less than a month away. The Jewish Festival of Lights begins on Dec. 16, 2014. With the anticipation of the festival in the air, children probably want to involved in preparations. For even the youngest child, making a Star of David is...
  • Happy Hanukkah Graphic
    How to make Hanukkah wrapping paper
    Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. This year, Hanukkah starts on Dec. 16 and ends Dec. 24. Each night, a new light is lit so that on the first night, one light is lit then, on the second, two are lit. This continues until all eight lights...
  • Macabee
    Forget 'Elf on the Shelf;' try 'Macabee on the Mantel' instead
    Since first appearing in 2005, the Elf on the Shelf phenomenon has both thrilled and plagued parents caught up in the craze. It's become a contest among parents to see who can come up with the most clever or cute places and situations to place...
  • Walgreens Black Friday 2014 sales event: Best deals on food for the holidays
    Walgreens Black Friday 2014 sales event: Best deals on food for the holidays
    Black Friday does not just have to be about getting the best deals on big screen televisions or the hottest electronics. Walgreens Black Friday 2014 ad has dozens of deals on food, groceries and other everyday household needs.According to a...
  • Maccabee on the Mantel on sale for holiday season
    Gift Giveaway: Celebrate the origins of Hanukkah with Maccabee on the Mantel
    It's never too early to plan for the holidays and this season there is a story to tell with Maccabee on the Mantel. This children’s gift was created by Abra Liberman-Garrett, a pre-school temple instructor and mother of two. She, with...
  • Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, sponsor of the bill to save Christmas
    Doug Lamborn leads a bipartisan resolution to 'save' Christmas
    A bipartisan group of three dozen members of Congress, led by Doug Lamborn, (R-Colo.), is sponsoring a resolution before the House of Representatives defending Christmas, according to ABC News, Dec. 21, 2013. Lamborn and 36 of his colleagues...
  • Don't take out the graters and knives to make these potato pancakes
    Don't take out the graters and knives to make these potato pancakes
    Using modern tools to make traditional dishes makes sense, unless you end up disturbing the usual rhythm of the Holidays, as I once did. I remember when I got my first food processor and showed it to my mother-in-law. This was when I was living...
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    Christmas through the eyes of a Jewish child
    There's a lot of talk this year, as in previous ones, of a "war on Christmas." Organizations like Liberty Counsel issue lists of businesses to boycott for not using the word "Christmas" in their holiday advertising (see...
  • Merry Everythingmas
    Merry Everythingmas and a Happy New Hogmanay
    It's a Christmahanakwanzaavus Karaoke Holiday Bash!Or Christmahanakwanzika.Or Festivuskwanzaanukkahistmas.What it is is the Tarrant County Libertarian Party's annual celebration of Festivus, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and whatever other...
  • Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift
    'Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift': A Christmas and Hanukkah story
    "Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift" by Dara Goldman is not just a perfect gift for the holidays -- it's a perfect story for any time of year. There is no "right" time of year to read about love, sacrifice, diversity,...
  • Holiday village from recycled boxes
    Make a holiday village from recycled boxes
    A holiday village made from recycled boxes will brighten up those long winter evenings. Gather up plenty of small, cardboard boxes and a few LED tealights and have fun building your village.You will need:Small boxes (cracker, pasta and other food...
  • Nickell Tips of Diversity of Holidays
    Daddy Nickell Tips for Culturally Enriching Holidays
    The holidays are a festive time of year for many reasons, more than just holiday giving. Learning about cultural differences from our own enhances your children's lives. If you live in a metropolitan area, your children may be exposed to many...
  • Nickell Tips for a Holiday Around the World at Home
    Arm Chair Travelers: Around the World for the Holidays
    Daddy Nickell tips for taking part in InternationalHolidaysAlthough we don't all share the same religious beliefs, it is still incredibly important that we learn and teach our children to respect other faiths, traditions, values and customs. A...