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The Hanukkah/Christmas Connection
Author: Diane Halm

This year Hanukkah and Christmas collide. But what is the spiritual connection between the two holidays?

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The Promised Child

A look at Isaiah’s prophecy regarding God himself dwelling among people.

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Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas

I was born in New York City, which you would know from my accent if I were speaking to you, but since this is on paper, you’ll just have to take my word for it. I won’t say how old I am, but I will tell you that I grew up during the Great Depression. […]

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The Light of Two Faiths
Author: Susan Perlman

“The purpose of the celebration of Hanukkah is to welcome the Messiah. Peace is the Messiah. We light candles of peace to renew our faith in the ultimate triumph of peace over war. And we rededicate ourselves and our efforts to bringing this about.”1   Rock of Ages let our song Praise Thy saving power; […]

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