Why I’m Going To Start Decorating For Christmas Even Though I’m Jewish (Published In Kveller)

Every year, my visceral need to decorate and rotate seasonal adornments onto shelves, mantels, and tabletops comes to a sad and screeching halt after Thanksgiving. I replace the gourds, candles, haystacks, lanterns, and mums with Hanukkah paraphernalia and breathe a Continue reading Why I’m Going To Start Decorating For Christmas Even Though I’m Jewish (Published In Kveller)

Does It Sound Like I’m Boycotting Christmas…?! (Published by The Times of Israel)

Years ago a new neighbor asked me where we would be purchasing our tree. “We’re Jewish.” I said, assuming that no further explanation was necessary. “So?” She pressed. “So we don’t celebrate Christmas,” I said. “Why?” She insisted. Why? Because Continue reading Does It Sound Like I’m Boycotting Christmas…?! (Published by The Times of Israel)