Hanukkah

Benefits Of A Secular Christmas

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

Christmas does indeed get the greater share of focus, and I have focused on it primarily due to my background, my grandfather was an Anglican Vicar and my primary school was Church of England, so I can't help but associate this period with the Christian church which is my own failing.

8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

If this Christmas "state of mind" helps free us from stress during the holiday season wouldn't we want to keep bringing out these same spiritual elements in our lives throughout the year?

Silence Those Bells

B.J. Epstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

I'm not Christian and I don't celebrate Christmas. A number of English friends have informed me that I'm wrong: "everyone" celebrates Christmas and it's not a religious holiday. I think many Christians would beg to differ.

Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

I am a huge fan of Christmas. If I had my way, we'd have Christmas at least twice a year, if not more. I even like Christmas pudding. And Christmas cake. And mince pies. (Although not sprouts, I don't get the point of sprouts.)

Hanukkah: In Those Days In Our Times

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

The history of Hanukkah should be a reminder to all of us, that although revolutions may be inevitable, it is of greater importance to know what will happen after the revolutions. Human hope, symbolized by the lone candle glowing in the dark, requires respect for the supreme value of the life of every human being and the right of any group to religious freedom.

The True History of the Everlasting Reindeer

Harry Freedman | Posted 19.02.2012 | Home
Harry Freedman

The Jewish festival of Hanukah, which starts today night, is well known because it falls round about the same time as Christmas. In religious terms it's a minor festival; in 21st century cultural terms it is possibly the most famous of Jewish holidays.