Hanukkah is often most beloved to the most assimilated Jews. But it celebrates killing them.
Editor’s note: The letter below comments on the original headline of Jodi Rudoren’s Nov. 19 “Looking Forward” column. That headline was changed shortly after publication, unrelated to this letter.
“Deck the halls with matzah balls” mugs. “Love you a latke” doormats. Is this the best we can do? And how did we get here?
We must once more persevere despite our uncertain world. Yes: We must watch movies this Christmas.
Phil Spector’s “A Christmas Gift for You” is the best Jewish Christmas album all time. But let’s not forget Herb Alpert’s “Christmas Album” either.
I grew up with Christmas in my interfaith family. This year, I’m returning.
Christian Arab-Israelis are a minority celebrating a holiday in a country where the vast majority celebrate a different one. I know that feeling.
Holiday celebrating tips from the Jews
American Jews have a long history of breaking out the chopsticks in late December while the goyim are slicing into honey-glazed ham.
Your need to feel included doesn’t need to happen on the backs of service workers.