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I'm Cool With Yule Religion

I'm Cool With Yule

By Barbara Mende

I’m Jewish, and…I adore this season. I have fun opening cards that say “Merry Christmas” and seeing public Christmas trees that don’t have Hanukkah menorahs next to them. I love Christmas parties and secret Santas and caroling.

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Making Peace With Christmas Religion

Making Peace With Christmas

By Miriam Stein

What really makes me feel like I don’t belong are the official ways that Christmas is celebrated in our supposedly secular country. December 25 is a legal holiday. Many public offices feature wreaths and Santa Claus, symbols of the season.

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Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish Life

Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish

By Aine Greaney

The corpses of nearly 800 children may have been buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage. Another shameful chapter in our country’s history.

The Nature Of Worry Boston

The Nature Of Worry

By Sharon Brody

Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life.

Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk Gender

Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk

By Amy Gutman

Slate’s Emily Yoffe touched a nerve recently when she implored college women to ‘stop getting drunk.’ Amy Gutman agrees with the advice but rejects the rationale.

The Children Who Didn’t Survive Health

The Children Who Didn’t Survive

By Pamela Katz Ressler

Children are not supposed to die. But when they do, they become our teachers. Their legacy is to show the rest of us how to confront the unimaginable.

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