I am honored to be a monthly contributor to The Wisdom Daily, a website that provides political, cultural and spiritual commentary and analysis. This month, I wrote about how challenging it has become to give and receive holiday wishes and greetings. I’ve shared the article below.

For all of us who celebrate Chanukah, may the last few nights be filled with lots of light. May we share this light with those who celebrate Christmas or other December holidays by offering our good wishes and blessings. And may we be grateful for the genuine holiday cheer that friends, neighbors and even strangers share with us. Hopefully we’ll all spend some time this holiday season giving thanks for the fact that we live in a country where various religious traditions have so much to celebrate at this time of year.

Happy Chanukah and Shabbat Shalom!

The Wisdom Daily – Andrew Jacobs

Back in 2009, Gap released one of my favorite holiday commercials. It featured a group of happy, sweater-wearing, scarf-clad people dancing while chanting the following:

Two, four, six, eight ’tis the time to liberate!
Go Christmas! Go Chanukah! Go Kwanzaa! Go Solstice! Go classic tree!
Go plastic tree! Go plant a tree! Go without a tree!
You 86 the rules. You do what just feels right.
Happy do whatever you wannukah and to all a cheery night!

To read the rest of my article, please click here.

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