Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why the Gospels disagree over the circumstances of Christ’s birth

Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why the Gospels disagree over the circumstances of Christ’s birth A doll representing the infant Jesus in St. Catherine’s, the Franciscan church in the town of Bethlehem. David Silverman/Getty Images Rodolfo Galvan Estrada III, Fuller Theological Seminary Every Christmas, a relatively small town in the Palestinian West Bank comes …

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Hanukkah’s true meaning is about Jewish survival

Hanukkah’s true meaning is about Jewish survival www.shutterstock.com Alan Avery-Peck, College of the Holy Cross Every December Jews celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the best-known and certainly the most visible Jewish holiday. While critics sometimes identify Christmas as promoting the prevalence in America today of what one might refer to as Hanukkah kitsch, …

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