Fran Snyder Fran Snyder teaches Hebrew Bible and Bible commentary at Eugene Lang College and at SUNY Stony Brook.
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Hanukah and the Wide American Embrace

By Fran Snyder
"Hanukah" means "dedication." It's not the military feat—the Maccabees' triumph over King Antiochus IV's troops—that Hanukah celebrates. Rather, it’s the religious triumph, masterfully described in First Maccabees. Fresh from battle, Judah and his entire army went to the damaged Temple . . .
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Lifestyle

Always on Labor Day…

By Fran Snyder
I renewed my delight in the sound of the crack of new notebooks opening for the first time by insisting that my children start shopping for school supplies even before the first day of school. We never bought less than way-too-much, and our ‘supply closet’ became over the years our own Staples.I do not exaggerate in saying that neither I nor…
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