Brandeis' identity presents challenges: How can the school celebrate its Jewish roots and accommodate its large Jewish population while still being inclusive and welcoming to all of its students? I would be lying if I said we never experience awkwardness as we try to strike a balance.
Muslims Americans: Go be a part of the joy of the season. But as you send your children to embrace the garbage collectors and adopt neglected families, remind them that we don't celebrate Christmas seeking worldly gain or social acceptance.
I committed the sin of the Christmas tree this weekend, just as I have every December since marrying my lovely shiksa decades ago. For the first few years, it was all fun and games. Then, boom, one day you get audited.
Our pathway is controversial: not every interfaith couple can or should choose both religions for their children. But we believe that both Christian and Jewish stories and rituals can be inspirational.