Christmukkah??

So, I ask you– can a strong Jewish household celebrate a very not Jewish holiday? How do you navigate your own feelings?

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Hanukkah Books for Kids

Great books to read with your kids as you get ready for the holiday of Hanukkah, learn more about its story.

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Holiday Miracles: A Novella about an Intermarried Family

Review of a book about an intermarried woman doubting during the December holidays whether she did the right thing to intermarry, especially when her child becomes sick and she wonders if she is being punished for intermarrying.

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Oy Tannenbaum

Personal narrative about the December dilemma, with a recipe to boot!

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To Tree or Not to Tree? That Is (Sometimes) the Question

Questions about the tree, divorced, adoptive or blended families and what about all the mistakes?

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Fifteen Christmases and a Festival Tree

1314 Originally published on the Chicago Carless blog, under the title Fifteen Christmases and an Eitz Moed. In Hebrew, “eitz” means “tree” and “moed” means, among other things, “festival.” December 8, 2011 I thought about adding, “Or, how to decorate a Chanukah bush” to the title of this post. Except it isn’t. It’s an Eitz […]

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Boy lighting Hanukkah menorah

Hanukkah, Christmas, and Your Interfaith Family: Various Approaches

The holiday season, from
Thanksgiving on, can be an
emotionally overloaded time
for many families in all kinds of ways that have nothing to do
with interfaith issues.

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Image of jewish holiday Hanukkah with wooden dreidels colection (spinning top) and chocolate coins on the table. Glitter overlay

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hanukkah?

A fun, educational quiz about Hanukkah

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December Angst

Personal narrative about one Jewish woman’s attempt to bring Christmas into her home so that her young daughter would not feel left out of the fun, and her ultimate return to her Jewish traditions. 

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Fear Not!

Professional advice from two outreach professionals on Fearing the Holidays, an article about a non-Jewish woman grappling with the December

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