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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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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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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Thanksgiving Edition

Dear Miriam, Holidays are doubly stressful when you’re in a couple. Shaun and I have to celebrate with four families in three states (since both of our parents are divorced), plus visit home friends within a very short span of … Continue reading

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