Brooklyn’s hip Mile End deli modernizes the traditional meal once again
In the mysterious and controversial ancient Hebrew text ‘Toledot Yeshu,’ a counterlife of the Nazarene ‘bastard, son of a menstruant’ that criticizes Jews as much as Christians
This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees
From doo wop to metal
I get it, we’re Jewish; but would having a festooned fir really kill us?
What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.
The secret story of a secular celebration
The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
When I was a child, my family’s history was hidden from me. Now I’ve made sure that my own child will always know where she came from.
Don’t pretend Christmas isn’t Christmas. It’s an opportunity to shore up who we are as Jews.
In middle-century Skokie, a young Jewish boy searches for a stolen Jesus to comfort his bereft Christian girlfriend
My uncle, godfather of the Jewish singles business, created a Christmas Eve tradition
I don’t feel nostalgic about Christmas—I’ve discovered the magic of Hanukkah
It’s the time of year when intermarried Jews are lectured against Christmas trees. Given marriage trends, the lecturers should learn to pipe down.
Lebkuchen have long been a Christmas treat in Germany. But for two Jewish families fleeing the Nazis, these cookies offered hope for the future in a new country.
My family never observed Christmas, but we did mark the holiday every year, with our own recipes
Meet the koeksister, a South African cookie