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
Live from the American Hebrew Academy, Unorthodox talks with Marshall Rauch, North Carolina’s first Jewish state senator, and trumpet player Judith Saxton
I get it, we’re Jewish; but would having a festooned fir really kill us?
Seeing the Empire State Building lit in blue and white set my mind whirling
Each year on Hanukkah, I remember a holiday scene from my childhood
The secret story of a secular celebration
Forget the menurkey; you can have a Christmas tree on your Hanukkiah
It’s the time of year when intermarried Jews are lectured against Christmas trees. Given marriage trends, the lecturers should learn to pipe down.
From Chinese food and movies to A Christmas Carol performance and a Yiddish-accented visit from St. Nick: Our collected coverage of Jews on Christmas
Facing my first Christmas alone in decades and volunteering at a nearby soup kitchen, I discovered an unexpected and enveloping community
Plus no more dough for Abramoff, and more