By Kate Haas
A Nun At Purim
Despite its regular appearance on the Jewish calendar, Purim tends to take me by surprise each year, leaving me scrambling to bake my hamentashen and assemble a costume for our synagogue’s all-ages party. Last year, though, I was prepared. “I’m going as a nun,” I announced to my husband. A friend had a costume from…
What Would Tevye Say (About Santa Claus)?
Illustration by Lior Zaltzman When a grown woman and her seventy-something mother engage in yearly debates about the existence of Santa, I think we can agree: there’s a problem. Of course, my mother believes the problem is mine, while I tag her as the source of the annual angst. But who’s telling this story? My…
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