Tag Archives: holidays

A Jewish Girl's Love Affair With Santa Claus

When I was twenty-one, I fell in love with Santa Claus. Growing up Orthodox Jewish, my initial understanding of Christmas was that it was a goyishe holiday that put us chosen kids at an unholy disadvantage because it involved majorly … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Hassles Part II

5 days ’til Christmas… for some of you, that makes your heart rate increase and your palms sweat. But do not fear. I advise here on even more holiday gripes so you can keep your sanity and make it to … Continue reading

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Here's a Holiday Tip… or 20.

Before you start complaining about how many people you need to shop for and spend your hard-earned money on this holiday season, be thankful you don’t also have to include 20 doormen. (I know, I know, it’s better to give … Continue reading

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It's Hanukkah. Is My Shiksa Showing?

Basically, I was raised Methodist, and I’m from a really small town in Pennsylvania (and by small I mean there are no Jewish people. We had one kid that was brought up by atheists, and the rest of us made … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Hassles and Headaches

We asked what your holiday gripes were, and you responded with complaints. Now I will advise on how to keep your sanity during this holly jolly season…that is, if you survived Thanksgiving. Roberta: So much to do, not enough time. … Continue reading

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Brrrr! It's Cold Season in NY

Autumn in New York. It sounds so romantic and whimsical. You picture carriage rides through Central Park, proper ladies in the latest Burberry walking their charming little dogs with rhinestone collars through the colorful leaves, hot apple cider from the … Continue reading

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