Opinion

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Passover begins Friday night: A rabbi’s poetic reflection on freedom

The eight-day Jewish festival of Passover begins Friday night in the Jewish year 5776. 

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

There's no mystery in understanding why Jews, and perhaps most peoples, celebrate a holiday of light at the time of the winter solstice.

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Thanksgiving now is a lot better than it was then

While it is a cliché to state what you're thankful for, I am thankful for what I have today and for the way things turned out.

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For Rosh Hashanah: We resolve to do better in the year 5776

There is much our progressive movement can learn from the Jewish New Year. 

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Your mailman delivers Santa magic each Christmas season

Overwhelmed this time of year, Santa Claus has delegated the answering of his letters to committees, and your mailman has been certified as the chair of the Royal Oak Elves Committee.

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

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Thankful for Thanksgiving

While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain), I do like Thanksgiving.

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Worth repeating: July 4th should inspire us toward third revolution

Nine years ago we published a still-relevant editorial about the Fourth of July, titled "Toward a third revolution." What we said then bears repeating.

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Happy Independence Day!

A government "of the people, by the people, and for the people"?  Hardly.  Try a government "of the one percent, by the one percent, and for the one percent."

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The revolutionary hope of Christmas

Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of  elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.

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