Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Holiday Inn Worker Beats Himself Up But Keeps Mask On During Confrontation With Customer

A video shows a Holiday Inn Express worker beating himself in the head, smashing his head against a computer monitor, but being careful to ensure his face mask didn’t slip during a confrontation with a customer. The clip shows the employee talking to an irate customer who blames him for apparently overcharging for his stay […]

Turkmenistan observes new state holiday honouring Alabay dog breed

Turkmenistan on Sunday celebrated a new state holiday honouring the native Alabay dog breed. The dog is to be celebrated on the same day the Central Asian country lauds its Akhla-Teke horse, a breed known for its speed and endurance. The two animals are seen as a source of national pride. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov aims […]

Meet the Holocaust Survivor Who Wants to Create a New Jewish Holiday

Commentary She sits as erect as an English school head mistress. She can be just as articulate, as English is her third language and she’s conscious and careful of every word and sentence that she utters. Yet when she speaks, she sounds like that glamorous celebrity of years past, the Hungarian Jewish actress Zsa Zsa […]

Mediterranean Passover Seder menu and other holiday recipes

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Separated by politics, a Gaza mother longs for a holiday reunion with her children

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‘The Last Purim With Corona:’ Netanyahu Urges Jabs in Holiday Skit

A Purim-themed public service announcement on the COVID-19 vaccine from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Screenshot A Purim holiday-themed video from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israelis to get vaccinated against COVID-19, after allaying the concerns about the shot from a series of costumed characters. “We have mishloach manot (Purim treats), first dose, […]

As every Jewish holiday, Israel imposes closure on Palestinians in the West Bank for Purim

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Purim in America: How the joyous holiday increased Jews’ visibility in the United States

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Scientists: Vaccination Before EVERY Holiday May Be Needed

Newsweek published a “fact check” which labeled claims that India had banned the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as “mostly false” despite admitting in the article that India has in fact temporarily banned the vaccine. Last week, discussion around the issue intensified after it was revealed that Indian health authorities had refused to give permission for the vaccine […]

Purim: Jews have found their diaspora selves in the holiday tale

In one of the few, or perhaps only halachic and homiletical essays in the book Esther in America, my old friend Rabbi Shmuel Hain suggests that the custom to read the Megillah of Esther twice on the holiday of Purim is to ensure that you read the rich text from different perspectives. To paraphrase Hain, […]

Eating for Winter: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and Stay Healthy with These 12 Foods

January 26th, 2021 By Charlene Bollinger Guest Writer for Wake Up World Here comes winter! Before you know it, we will be awash in the season. If you are like most Americans, gaining weight and getting sick are two things that you may worry about (at least a little bit) this time of year. If […]

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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