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  • The convert and the Christmas tree

    By Avishay Artsy

    1 week ago

    For me, Christmas was always something other people did. Growing up in a Jewish home, I watched the holiday’s rituals unfold in movies, on TV and in the homes of friends: hanging ornaments on a tree, unwrapping presents and singing songs of Yuletide cheer (whatever that means)....
  • The Vanishing Tree

    By Sharon Rosen

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The lush, fragrant green trees penned up in their Christmas tree lots waiting to be liberated, taken home, and decorated are like a

    siren song to school kids everywhere. My daughters are no exception.

    "I wish we could have a tree in our house. They're so pretty," one of my...

  • Jingle Bell Rock

    By J.D. Smith

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A 27-year-old Jewish woman named Amy goes to see her grandmother.

    "Bubbe," she says, "I'm getting married!"

    "That's wonderful, darling. So, tell me ... what's he like? Is he Jewish?"

    "Yes, Bubbe, he's Jewish. He keeps the Sabbath."

    "What else? How old is he?"

    "Well, Bubbe, he's a...

  • Toppling the Chanukah Bush

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Eli Herscher is leading a discussion about the December holidays with about two dozen participants of Stephen S. Wise Temple's Holiday Workshop Series. The class attracts a good number of intermarried couples and those considering conversion, but they are not the only ones who...
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