My Top Five Holiday Pet Peeves

The Holidays are upon us.  Which means it's time for endless good cheer, open minds, generous hearts and the spirit of...oh, who am I kidding? The Holidays are when the cynical New Yorker in me grumbles about the hoards of tourists, when the Jew in me feels distinctly left out, and when the only Continue Reading

Hannukah: It Just Ain’t Christmas

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It's the Hannukah Season.  What?  You haven't seen the decorations everywhere?  Heard the incessant Hannukah music on the radio? Shopped the Hannukah Sales? Yeah. Me neither. No one thinks about Hannukah.  No one talks about it or sings about it, or makes claymation shows about it. (although these Continue Reading

Santa isn’t Jewish

Santa Claus isn't Jewish. That was my daughter the other day, explaining to her friend why, though she believes in Santa, he isn't coming to our house this, or any other, year. Well, can't say she's wrong, can I? I was relieved to hear her give her friend such a casual explanation, because I've Continue Reading