It was Christmas in the late 1970s and Ray Gauer felt trapped.
Earlier this month, Dedra Shannon hung a 6-foot drawing of Linus from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" — complete with scrawny tree and Bible quote — from the nurse’s office door at the middle school in Killeen, Texas, where she works.
As I write this, my Jewish relatives are counting the days left before Hanukkah, and my Christian relatives are doing the same for Christmas. Why are they counting? These holidays are the time for presents!
After the spring holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), the Jewish people settle back into the routine cycle of weekly Sabbaths and monthly New Moons. This lasts through the summer until the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the late summer and early fall.
Jews around the world will be celebrating Purim on Thursday. The celebration includes a reading of the Book of Esther, one of the wonderful stories enshrined in the Jewish and Christian bibles.
For Jews around the world, Hanukkah begins at sundown Sunday. This holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE.
Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Booths, begins at sundown on Oct. 16, 2016. It is one of three festivals celebrated by ancient Jews with a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem and a feast. The other two are Pesach and Shavuot, the Passover and Feast of Weeks.
In Jewish tradition, the Lord opens His Book of Life on Rosh Hashana and keeps it open for 10 days. During that time, Jews reflect on the past year, hoping that on balance the good will outweigh the bad. On Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement — the Lord closes the Book, determining the fate of…
From the spring holidays of Passover and the Feast of Weeks until the late summer or early fall High Holy Days of the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement, Jewish people settle into the routine cycle of weekly Sabbaths and monthly New Moons.
The Anniston Muslim community is currently observing this year’s fasting month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Hijra (Migration). All the religious events and holidays of Islam are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, which started when Prop…
The Anniston Muslim community started this year’s fasting month of Ramadan today. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Hijra (Migration). All the religious events and holidays of Islam are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, which started when Prophet Muham…
On Tuesday, March 17, everyone’s Irish. Or at least there will be millions proclaiming to be — often loudly, obnoxiously and drunkenly.
Outside the Winn-Dixie in Golden Springs, Shannin Ross is manning her Salvation Army red kettle. But she is not standing next to her kettle.
On Saturday, the Muslim community of Anniston, along with the rest of the Muslim world, will celebrate the Festival of Prophet Abraham. Called Eid al-Adha, it is one of the two annual holidays of the Muslim world.