Stories written by Richard C. Schulman

Easter, April 20, 2014

Richard C. Schulman

Easter is the annual festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the principal feast of the Christian year. It is celebrated on a Sunday on varying dates between March 22 and April 25 and is therefore called a movable feast. The dates of several other ecclesiastical festivals, extending over a period between Septuagesima Sunday […]

PASSOVER: Apr. 14, Sundown

Richard C. Schulman

Passover commemorates the oldest recorded struggle for freedom. The tradition of Passover is liberation, holiday of freedom. More than 3,500 years ago, the Jewish people were liberated after 400 years of slavery and bondage, and the Haggadah tells us, they were not only freed, but also left Egypt with great wealth, under the aura of […]

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

Richard C. Schulman

Few celebrations are as exciting as those on behalf of the man who drove the snakes from Ireland. Patrick’s death was believed to be on March 17th in 461 A.D. Patrick’s sainthood is celebrated on that day in March. In addition to the snake legend, he is credited with explaining to the people of Ireland […]

MEMORIAL DAY…. observed May 27

That day set apart each year, first by custom and later by statute, for the purpose of honoring the memory of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War, is a successor to Decoration Day which originated with the southern states when flowers were strewn over the soldiers’ graves. After hostilities between the Union and […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day, May 12

To Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia goes the credit for inspiring national recognition of a day set aside for veneration of mothers and motherhood. Her mother had been an active worker in the church and community affairs of the small Virginia town where she spent her entire life. In the early 1900’s, shortly after her […]

Did you know about Passover and Easter stories?

PASSOVER MARCH 25 SUNDOWN, 2013 Passover commemorates the oldest recorded struggle for freedom. The tradition of Passover is liberation, holiday of freedom. Over 3500 years ago, the Jewish people were liberated after 400 years of slavery and bondage, and the Haggadah tells us, they were not only freed, but also left Egypt with great wealth, […]

St. Patrik’s Day, March 17

Few celebrations are as exciting as those on behalf of the man who drove the snakes from Ireland. Patrick’s death was believed to be on March 17th in 461 A.D. Patrick’s sainthood is celebrated on that day in March. In addition to the snake legend, he is credited with explaining to the people of Ireland […]

Thoughts about CHRISTMAS —— December 25

One of the things that make a Christmas party so delightful is that it is everybody’s party. Most other parties are in honor of some friend, relative, or colleague. We celebrate and salute the guest of honor’s great new achievement or anniversary. We come together to congratulate a particular individual for a notable accomplishment. But […]

Chanukah,, December 8,, 2012

One hundred and sixtyseven years before the birth of Christ, a Syrian King named Antiochus captured the land of Israel. He ordered the Jews to give up their religion and worship his idols. All who refused to obey his command were put to death. What followed was the first fight for religious freedom. The Jews […]

October Highlights

ODE TO COLUMBUS DA Monday, October 8th Americans celebrated the Discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. There are those who contend that the Norse Vikings, Irish missionaries or the ten lost tribes of Israel somehow discovered America before Columbus did; but the fact is that Columbus alone got back to the Old World […]

Quotations from famous people

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“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” — Maya Angelou “The discovery of what one really likes is not as easy as it sounds. It involves the discovery of oneself, a laborious and often painful business.” — Clifton Fadiman “For all the advances in medicine, there […]

Small audience turns out to hear mayor on budget

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Barely 20 of West Kendall’s estimated 200,000-plus residents turned out on Aug. 28 to hear Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez explain his $5.9 billion budget to run county government during the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The mayor’s remarks and answers to scattered questions barely took up a half-hour at the end of a two-hour session, […]

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Rosh Hashanah: sundown on Sept. 16 Yom Kippur: sundown on Sept. 25

“THE MEANING OF ROSH HASHANAH” Literally means “Head of the Year,” and is observed in the beginning of the 7th Month “Tishri,” as the Jewish New Year. The first of Tishri marks the anniversary of the creation of the world, which according to tradition over 5700 years ago, this year being 5773 and therefore Jewish […]

Let’s look at July 4th and its meaning

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July 4th is an American holiday of supreme importance to us, but it does not stand alone in human history. July 4th, 1776, was one of the golden milestones in man’s progress. Benjamin Franklin delighted to point out the striking parallels in the history of ancient Israel and of the America of his day. Our […]

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