Merry Shpitzvinkel!

How my father’s journey from Santa Claus to a gift-lugging dog in a drainpipe led me to Judaism, sort of.

A Menorah in Bergen Belsen

Sometimes miracles happen in the darkest places.

A Jewish Child on Christmas

My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.

Light in the Strangest of Places

At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.

Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

Another instance in Jewish history when a woman saves the day.

When Christmas and Hanukkah Crashed

For the first time in my life, I was the only Jew in the group.

These Small Lights

Chanukah reminds us that we are not the same as everyone else.

Why Dreidel?

On Hanukkah we recognize the miracle of nature.

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