The sfingi my Italian friend’s grandmother used to make for Christmas reminded me of the sfenj my family often ate during Hanukkah. It wasn’t a coincidence.
Celebrating the holiday of schmaltz
Questions of how Jewish children can or should engage with Christmas are nothing new. A battle over the holiday erupted in American public schools more than a century ago.
Rokhl’s Golden City: Angela Lansbury’s forgotten 1996 made-for-television movie ‘Mrs. Santa Claus’ is a big, gay, pro-union holiday extravaganza
Rokhl’s Golden City: The rise of ‘nitl nakht,’ and the outsider appeal of the supernatural
In our Jewish home, we don’t have a Christmas tree. But that doesn’t mean we can’t help our non-Jewish friends decorate their trees in their homes.
I grew up celebrating Christmas in a Jewish home—a part of my family past I kept hidden for many years
How I came to embrace my husband’s holiday
Politicians and legacy newspapers are trying to turn Jews into soldiers in the war against religion. Don’t let them.
Musical satirist Randy Rainbow gained a following with his politically oriented videos. Now this self-proclaimed ‘bad Jew’ is taking on Santa.
Frankincense and myrrh, best known as part of the Christmas story, are part of a botanical revival aimed at restoring lost species of plants
In an excerpt from ‘Christmas in Austin,’ the Essinger family sings ‘O Hanukkah’ at their Texas tree-lighting party
How interfaith couples navigate the Jewish holidays
Russian Jews used Christmas trees as weapons to fight back against the Kremlin’s war on religion
A childhood spent gazing wistfully at the neighbors’ Christmas display
Every year at Christmas, Howard Kaplan sends thanks and a modest gift to the granddaughter of the woman who hid his mother from the Nazis
A Christmas tale, starring Will Eisner
Using literature to help your spawn feel less left out