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Christmas Envy

What Does Hanukkah Mean to my Autistic Son?

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

This year, "eight days" has personal resonance. During the ordeal of hurricane Sandy six weeks ago, we lost power for eight days. It was inky black beyond the fire's glow. I finally understood, on a visceral level, why for millennia, people stared down darkness with celebrations of light.

I'm a Jew Who Loves Christmas

Wendy Litner | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Wendy Litner

I figure that a family with a Christmas tree must be a happy family. I picture my family as it used to be, before my parents divorced and my mother died, and I wonder, if we had spent one day dancing around the living room in our pajamas and sitting by a fir tree strung with lights, maybe my parents wouldn't have separated.

Santa, Are We Breaking Up?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Susan Meyers

It's hard growing up in a world where something is shining on a mountain, and you think everyone in the world except you is allowed up. Was it such a sin to dip a Jewish toe into this Christian ocean of good will?