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Do the holidays cause heart attacks?

23 Dec 2021

This article was first published in The Skeptical Inquirer

Celebrating Hanukkah with Candles, Latkes, and a Bit of History

10 Dec 2020

Why are potato latkes a traditional food to celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah? Frankly, it isn’t clear. But first, a quick recap of what Hanukkah is all about...

(Dec. 10, 2020) "COVID & More" with the OSS

10 Dec 2020

Video of (Dec 10, 2020): "COVID & More" with the OSS

Why is Chanukah referred to as the "Festival of Lights"?

9 Dec 2019

Around 175 BC, Israel came under the rule of the Syrian King Antiochus who wanted to obliterate the Jewish religion. Judah, leader of the Maccabees, a group of Jewish warriors, led a revolution...

Our Best Articles from 2018!

29 Dec 2018

Here at the McGill OSS it's been a busy year! We have produced a lot of content this year, and wanted to summarize some of our top articles in case you missed them, click on any article title to...

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