The holiday season is full of family traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. So when you become an adult and want to start your own celebrations how do you start new traditions without upsetting those who created the old?

Chanukah Programming On KPAC & KTXI

Dec 9, 2016
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Join Texas Public Radio for a two-hour celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Tune in for "Hanukkah Lights" followed by "Candles Burning Brightly", Thursday, December 22nd beginning at 7 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country.

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

Tuesday night, observant Jews around the world attended Kol Nidrei, the evening service which marked the start of Yom Kippur.  Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays, is the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur is the last of the 10-day period when Jews pray that they will be written into the Book of Life for another year. They also ask for forgiveness from family and friends. 

Jack Morgan

Christmas has come and gone, and those visitors who have come from afar may be starting to get a little bored.  So why not get out and go see the town that many people believe is the most beautiful in the country?


While some places have irregular holiday hours, a lot of things don't, and they're especially great to go see over the holidays.

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This week on Fronteras we look at some of the many ways families in our southwest border states are celebrating the season.  Families separated by the border reunite.  A Slovakian wife and her Hispanic husband blend their cultures.  A Baltimore transplant tries tamales for the first time.  Musician Jose Feliciano shares the story behind his famous Christmas carol, Feliz Navidad.  And high school students in Allen, Texas pack their bags for the Rose Bowl parade.