Gift exchange

How Gift Giving Has Changed Since Marriage

Laura re-evaluates Christmas gift-giving now that she’s also celebrating Hanukkah

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Cream Cheese Rugelach with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

As Hanukkah and Christmas overlap this year, it’s a fine time to share my beloved recipe for rugelach. Before I became Jewish, I had always loved the Christmas cookie baking traditions—from the aromas that filled the house to all the flavors and textures of the different cookies. And all the sampling, of course. Celebrating my […]

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The Twelve Days of Interfaith Holidays

With not quite 12 days between Hanukkah and Christmas this year (depending on just how you count), I thought I would dedicate this post to that persistently ambitious Christmas carol (which also has more than one Hanukkah-themed version). In no particular order, here are some memorable moments from this December’s interfaith holiday season: 1.  Learning […]

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Shark Tank’s Interfaith Episode

The other night, my husband was watching arguably his favorite show, Shark Tank. He shouted from the other room (literally, the only other room in our wee Boston apartment), “Lindsey, come see this!” I thought maybe I knew someone on the show. Turned out, in a way, I did. It was a holiday episode featuring […]

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Anti-Fir Protest

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man about her own unease over Christmas and her family’s participation in Hanukkah.

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Doing Hanukkah Big

Personal narrative from a woman with a Jewish mother who reengages with her roots as an adult, partially by making a big deal out of Hanukkah.

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There’s a Christmas Tree in My Living Room

Personal narrative about a born Jewish couple that disagreed over having a Christmas tree in their home.

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