By Julie Gardner
Personal narrative from an intermarried woman who decided to give up Christmas because she found it confused her sons to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but finds the sacrifice difficult.
By Jane Ulman
Personal narrative about why Hanukkah is an important modern Jewish holiday since it brings familes together and creates happy memories--even if it is a "minor" holiday traditionally.
By The Jewish Outreach Institute
Professional view criticizing the opinion that Hanukkah is a "minor holiday", since American Jews treat it as a major one, and noting the irony that those people who say Hanukkah is a "minor" holiday also use Jews’ Chri
By Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Professional advice about the Hanukkah story’s deeper meaning: the need to keep Judaism alive by making it relevant to each new generation and each individual person.
By Jennifer Morris
Ever since her first Christmas with their family, she's loved being a Jew at her in-law's special holiday.
By Julie Wiener
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on how her interfaith family keeps Christmas at arm’s length.
By Diana Zankowsky
Her mother-in-law really wanted her son's family to have a Christmas tree, so she chopped one down for them herself.
By Susan Freudenheim
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who visited--and at first feared--her husband’s devout Catholic family in Iowa.
Resource for learning how to light the Hanukkah menorah.
By Tracy Hahn-Burkett
Personal narrative about a Jewish woman who grew up celebrating Christmas--and how her Christian husband put a stop to it.