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Leigh McMullan Abramson
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Leigh McMullan Abramson recently became a Jew and converted from being a lawyer to being a writer. She is studying for an MFA at Columbia and has written for The New York Times Townies series, Tablet Magazine and The New York Law Journal.

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The Return of the Christmas Tree: How Becoming Jewish Revived a Family Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 12:44 PM

This year will be my thirty-third Christmas, but my first since becoming Jewish. I must confess, I have a little bit of Christmas tree envy. Walking through the evergreen corridors of the sidewalk vendors and inhaling that wonderful piney scent, I fantasize about bringing home the tallest, fattest tree I...

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Finally Jewish: Late to the Party, but Dancing My Ass Off

(4) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 3:34 PM

I tried my whole life to break into Judaism. Just a few months after I finally did, I read a Pew Research Center poll finding that American Jews aren't feeling so Jewish these days, and, as reported by The New York Times, an increasing number of younger Jews...

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High Challah Days: How I Became a Jew One Loaf at a Time

(55) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:02 PM

This year, I will be celebrating my first Rosh Hashanah as a Jew.

Though my background is technically Protestant, I've felt pretty Jew-ish my entire life. Growing up in New York City, I had Horah'd at Bar Mitzvahs and knew my way around a Passover Seder plate. In...

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