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Festivals of Forgetting

Perhaps more than other years, this July in the United States has been filled with festivals. President Trump’s excessive “Salute to America” was filled with jets, armored vehicles, marches, and a Presidential speech. Many have also enjoyed the mont...

July 22, 2019

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On Thanksgiving Day, Remember Fast Day -- Dean Grodzins

Americans have forgotten Fast Day, although it once was as important a holiday as Thanksgiving. In fact, it was paired with Thanksgiving and considered its necessary complement.   Thanksgiving and Fast Day originated together in colonial New Englan...

November 27, 2014