Guest Voices: holidays


Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Why (or how) should Muslim Americans ‘celebrate’ Christmas?

Serving mankind is a part of a Muslim’s faith, says author.

By Faheem Younus  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas; Faheem Younus; Muslims; December; Muslim youth; Muslims; Islam; Isa; Jesus; Christianity; Merry Christmas; Happy Holidays; birth of Christ; Muslim Americans

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/24/2012

More than Santa to the troops

Pray for military stationed around the world, says a chaplain who helped troops and 9/11 survivors.

By Arthur Pace  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christmas; christmas 2012; merry christmas; Christmas; Arthur Pace; Art pace; chaplain; military; troops; holiday; holidays

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The ‘War on Christmas’: A holiday tradition for all

Atheists use this seasonal opportunity to support diversity, says secularist.

By Herb Silverman  |  06:08 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on Christmas; holiday tradition; Herb Silverman; Christmas; atheists; nontheists; secularists; Christians; Christmas wars; winter solstice; Jesus; holidays; religion; non-religion

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The secret to winning the Christmas wars

Maybe it’s time to put down the ammo and call a permanent truce on Christmas Eve, says author.

By Margaret Feinberg  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The secret to winning the Christmas wars; Margaret Feinberg; War on Christmas Is Over; war on Christmas; Christmas clashes; Happy Holidays; happy holidays; Merry Christmas; Happy Hanukkah; Happy Chanukah; Christmas; Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Thanks and giving: Why Wal-Mart “Black Friday” strikes are important

Being able to rest from your labors and give thanks with loved ones is crucial in this treadmill economy.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Retail; retailer; economy; economics; sale; sales; discount; discounts; Wal-Mart; Wal-Mart workers; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Occupy the Bible; Thanksgiving; holiday; retail; stores; shopping; family; holiday; holidays; worker; working; rest; respect; families

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Yom Kippur in Israel: Immense quiet

Writer is in awe as she observes her first High Holy Days in Israel.

By Daniela Deane  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yom Kippur; High Holy Days; Daniela Deane; Israel; Jerusalem; High Holidays

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Rabbi David Wolpe: ‘Yom Kippur teaches eternity and fidelity’

Rabbi of Sinai Temple in L.A. says the holy day offers lessons, raises questions that measure each soul.

By David Wolpe  |  08:34 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yom Kippur; Rosh Hashanah; High Holy Days; High Holidays; Rabbi Wolpe; Rabbi David Wolpe

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/15/2012

High Holy Days: A time of ethical dialogue with the world at large

The activist/philanthropist reflects on what engaging in repentance to other human beings means to him.

By Edgar M. Bronfman  |  10:28 AM ET, 09/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Days of Awe; High Holidays; High Holy Days; Edgar Bronfman; Day of Atonement; Yom Kippur; Rosh Hashanah

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Tu’Bshvat: Celebrating the beauty that surrounds us

An obscure Jewish holiday opens the door to bring environmental values into our homes.

By Edgar M Bronfman  |  05:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  judaism, holidays, environment