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The Jew and the Christmas Tree

As a Jew growing up in suburban Connecticut, I always wanted a Christmas tree. My¬† parents, raised blocks apart in the Bronx while the Holocaust raged overseas, refused to yield. We celebrated Hanukkah, proudly displaying our menorah in the living … Continue reading

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A Jewish Easter

When I married an atheist 17 years ago, I never imagined an Easter like this: 12:15 a.m. Husband retrieves CVS bags from car. For the first time in our marriage, they are filled with candy and plastic eggs, to appease … Continue reading

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