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The Art of Christmas Avoidance

Only in Jerusalem do I feel secure enough as a Jew to enjoy the holiday

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’Twas the Night Before Holiday

Don’t pretend Christmas isn’t Christmas. It’s an opportunity to shore up who we are as Jews.

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For the Love of Suzie Louise: A Christmas Story

In middle-century Skokie, a young Jewish boy searches for a stolen Jesus to comfort his bereft Christian girlfriend

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Being Jew-ish

How a Christmas tree came between my neighbor and me

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Snowbound

A short short Christmas story

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The Thin Red-and-Green Line

For a Jewish convert, how much Christmas is too much?

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Matzoball Memories

My uncle, godfather of the Jewish singles business, created a Christmas Eve tradition

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Crispy Christmas: How One Woman Spends Her Holidays

Chinese food, television, and family fights in the back of the car.

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The Truth About Santa, as Revealed to a Jewish Girl Circa 1980

Canadian comedian Ophira Eisenberg tells of the day she went to the mall and conquered her Christmas envy once and for all

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Finding a Home Where the Hanukkah Candles Outnumber the Christmas Trees

As a Jewish kid surrounded by Christmas cheer, an Afterschool Special inadvertently showed me that I didn’t have to try to fit in

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Giving Up Christmas as a Convert to Judaism

I don’t feel nostalgic about Christmas—I’ve discovered the magic of Hanukkah

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A Very Gay, Jewish Christmas

The Rankin-Bass animated specials are yuletide staples, so why do they look Jewish and sound gay?

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The Jews Write Christmas Again

With the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story, songwriter Benj Pasek continues a storied tradition

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A Rabbi’s Christmas

A shopping trip to Borough Park on Dec. 25 reveals a lesson about pious passivity and dignity—and the value of human relations

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