Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

The Government that Honors Dr. Martin Luther King with a National Holiday Killed Him

A Review of The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few books have been written about it, unlike other significant assassinations, especially JFK’s. For almost fifty years there has been a media blackout supported by government deception […]

Pope criticizes people going on holiday to flee COVID lockdowns

Pope Francis condemned on Sunday people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the suffering of others. Speaking after his weekly noon blessing, Francis said he had read newspaper reports of people catching flights to flee government curbs and seek fun elsewhere. “They didn’t […]

More than 10 million passengers travelled through US airports over Christmas holiday, breaking pandemic record

More than 10 million passengers travelled through US airports in the days surrounding Christmas, breaking a pandemic travel record as health officials warned Americans to stay home for the holidays as Covid-19 hospitalisations surge. Christmas-related air travel surpassed 1 million daily passengers for three consecutive days, between the Friday and Sunday before Christmas. Over 10 […]

In His Holiday Message Biden Warns ‘Our Darkest Days Are Ahead of Us’ In Fight Against Coronavirus

Joe Biden gave a bleak holiday message during a press briefing on Tuesday. Biden told Americans tha the worst was yet to come in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Breitbart reports: Reading from prepared remarks, at a briefing that was billed as a message to the American people for the holidays, Biden said: “One […]

Top grocery chain eliminates 20 million individual pieces of holiday single-use plastic

Tesco, the third-largest retailer in the world, is fighting plastic pollution by not only having a five pence tax on bags, but also using recycled cardboard for packaging for many holiday items like lights, crackers, cards, etc.  20 million single-use plastic wrappings are the estimate of what has and will be eliminated by the U.K. […]

Hanukkah: Guide to a safe holiday with kids

This year, Hanukkah will be celebrated in smaller family environments. Child protection experts from child safety organizations have answered questions regarding how to ensure a safe holiday for children.At what age can a child light the candles?Up until 9 years old, children should light candles with the help of an adult. If the child has […]

10 Ways to Cut Festive Stress and Enjoy a Conscious Holiday Season

December 9th, 2020 By Nikki Harper Staff Writer for Wake Up World “It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” – and it can be. Most of us are fortunate enough to have every reason for happiness during the festive period, with no real, major crisis factors to face – we can eat, we have […]

US virus deaths surge to record levels, with holiday fallout still ahead

AP — Deaths from COVID-19 in the US have soared to more than 2,200 a day on average, matching the frightening peak reached last April, and cases per day have eclipsed 200,000 on average for the first time on record, with the crisis all but certain to get worse because of the fallout from Thanksgiving, […]

Twenty of the Best 2020 (Non-Holiday) Jewish Books for Kids

The year 2020 wasn’t a great one for the majority of America’s children. But the same cannot be said for this year’s crop of children’s and young adult literature. Here’s a list of excellent 2020 books that we hope will not be overlooked due to shuttered schools, libraries and bookstores. These talented authors had the […]

10 Ways to Reduce Your Waste This Holiday Season

December 7th, 2020 By Jane Marsh Guest Writer for Wake Up World The holiday season is a significant contributor to waste. Americans produce 25 million tons of garbage between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Fortunately, you can do your part to reduce your impact. A few tricks will ensure you have a waste-free holiday season. Here […]

Israel To Create New Holiday To Celebrate ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Hispanics Worldwide With Jewish Ancestry

A new law proposed to the Israeli Knesset would create an official memorial day for the victims of the Inquisition — who fled Spain and Portugal for the New World where they were instrumental in creating the Mestizo “race”: Created by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages to root out heresy, the Inquisition brutally […]

Biden Delivers Holiday Message: ‘Limit Family Gatherings, Get People Away From Each Other’

Mirroring rhetoric from others in the industry, a spokesperson for Korean Air has said there’s a “real possibility” airlines will mandate passengers take a COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed to travel. “South Korea’s largest airline has a similar message,” reports ABC News. “Jill Chung, a spokesperson for Korean Air, said Tuesday there’s a real possibility […]

Halloween Known As “SAMHAIN” Pagan Holiday

514 Shares Once you learn the truth behind Halloween you will be stunned Halloween skeletons, witches, ghosts, spiders and crows along with pumpkins decorate windows and lawns with almost the same regularity as Christmas lights and crèches. Adults and children discuss and prepare costumes for their cheery trick-or-treating and parties. Youths visit haunted houses; television […]

UK retailers ban glitter from store brand products this holiday season

Image Credit: Dave Thompson Three major retailers in the United Kingdom announced they would eliminate glitter from their Christmas merchandise this season. As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics and their impact on the environment and marine life, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis’ store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020. Glitter, […]

Grocery Stores Are Prepping for a Second Wave and Holiday Food Shortages

By Robert Wheeler Just a few days ago, I wrote an article (The Supply Chain Is Broken and Food Shortages Are HERE) detailing the disruptions to the US supply chain and explained how food shortages are coming to the United States. In fact, I pointed out how they are already here, but many Americans simply […]

The history of Sukkot, once the most important Jewish holiday of all

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Where can I go on holiday? Here’s the lowdown on European travel country by country

Planning your next vacation already? As it may be hard to get your bearings with all the restrictions amid COVID-19 pandemic, Euronews has broken down everything you need to know before travelling to Europe, country by country. Austria You may enter the country: if you have only been residing in a country where the COVID-19 […]

Those looking for online High Holiday services in US have a plethora of options

The global pandemic has upended traditional High Holiday services this year, closing synagogues or severely limiting attendance for the most-attended services of the year on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It’s also given rise to countless online services, collaborations and innovations that will allow Jews around the world to have diverse, robust holiday experiences online. […]

When Israel’s holiday lockdown is lifted, coronavirus will rage on

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When Israel’s holiday lockdown is over, coronavirus will continue its spread

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Israel’s coronavirus lockdown rules don’t apply to many holiday worshippers

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How risky are these common High Holiday activities during COVID-19?

JTA — When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends would not be happening. Five months later, as Jews across the country prepare for the High Holidays, calculating risk has become much harder. The pandemic seems under control in […]

Regardless of coronavirus lockdown, ultra-Orthodox plan for mass holiday prayers

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What synagogues streaming High Holiday services can learn from the political conventions

(JTA) — For months now, the rituals that mark our lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus. As the pandemic grinds on and the High Holidays approach, communities are grappling with how to organize Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services that are both meaningful and safe. For most of us, that almost certainly means streaming […]

What synagogues streaming High Holiday services can learn from the political conventions

(JTA) — For months now, the rituals that mark our lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus. As the pandemic grinds on and the High Holidays approach, communities are grappling with how to organize Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services that are both meaningful and safe. For most of us, that almost certainly means streaming […]

Coronavirus Israel live: Minister threatens to quit coalition if holiday lockdown imposed

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6 months into pandemic, Jews prepare for a High Holiday season of rupture and resilience

(JTA) — For many Jews, a high point of services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, which wonders who will live and who will die in the year ahead. This year, that question will take on added resonance, as the High Holidays fall six months into a global pandemic that has […]

How US Orthodox communities are preparing for a pandemic High Holiday season

JTA – Less than two miles away from the Center for Disease Control’s campus in Atlanta, where doctors and researchers prepare guidance for the nation’s coronavirus response, an Orthodox rabbi is preparing a different set of plans. Rabbi Adam Starr’s task: how to accommodate hundreds of people for in-person services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom […]

Europeans endure hellish holiday journeys out of the city

Europeans took to the continent’s motorways on Saturday, the first day of August, and for many the first day of their summer holiday. French traffic monitoring service Bison Futé urged drivers to take extra care on the roads due to the intense heat as those starting their holiday cross paths with those returning in what […]

For the 6th year, Yemenis never Know the Holiday أضحى سادس في ظلّ العدوان: العيد لا يعرف اليمنيين

By Rashid Haddad – Al-Akhbar Newspaper Translated by al-Ahed Staff The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, welcomed Eid Al-Adha this year, with a stagnation that dominated both the popular and modern markets. This comes as most of the streets are almost empty of cars and pedestrians due the lack of oil derivatives. The crisis has begun since […]

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