God Squad / Religion & Spirituality

Why I love Christmas

Last week, I continued an annual God Squad holiday tradition by offering remembrances of Father Tom Hartman's Hanukkah greetings. I cannot and I do not love Christmas because I believe in Christ.

Why I love Hanukkah

NOTE FROM RABBI GELLMAN: Every winter and spring, when Fr. Tom Hartman -- my former partner on the God Squad -- was well and writing this column with me, we would trade spiritual places.

Faith is more about receiving than choosing

Q: How can one choose what to believe? A: For me, faith is more an act of receiving than an act of choosing. For me, faith is also -- and I think, primarily -- a personal act, as much or more than an act of family solidarity.