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Celebrating Counter-culturally

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the way we celebrate the holidays. In our family, we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. Either of these holidays can be about consumerism, rather than Holy-day. We give the kids their gifts from us in association with Hanukkah. The original point was to allow us to focus on […]

Unintended Prayers

I read an article recently, posted to facebook by my friend (and former student) Matt Bucher. It is called “The War Prayer” and is credited to Mark Twain. (Note: I have not verified whether this attribution is accurate. The story has a quality to it that makes the attribution at least seem plausible.) The story […]