Early in U.S. History, synagogues were designed to look like other civic buildings. If you passed by a synagogue, you might think you were strolling past a bank. Maybe that has a similar root cause to why Jews tend to decorate the interior of their homes for the holidays; rarely the exterior.
Every day, companies and organizations announce new products, initiatives, innovations, and positions. With so much information zooming around the news networks, the Internet, and the blogosphere, there are enough odd or questionable stories that you don’t even need to make stuff up for April Fool’s Day.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the pre-Thanksgiving hype, but it’d be a shame to lose sight of another very special Thursday in November. There’s about to be the annual mad rush for Beaujolais Nouveau, that young, red French wine. This coming Thursday, Nov. 19, is this year’s release date.
For those who have served and continue to do so: we appreciate your time, sacrifice, and service, and wish everyone currently deployed a safe and speedy return home.
Thanksgiving, like all holiday dinners, has its defining dishes. On Thursday, Nov. 26, American families will be consuming turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and, inevitably, something involving cranberries. There’s nothing wrong with tradition–but it’s easy to insert a few new side dishes to spice it up.