Why I Stopped Freaking Out About Other People’s Kosher Habits (Published in Kveller)

Last spring after Passover I had lunch with two friends: a convert to Judaism and a Reform rabbi. I know this sounds like the start of a joke that goes something like, “three women, a rabbi, a former-Christian, and an Continue reading Why I Stopped Freaking Out About Other People’s Kosher Habits (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)