I’m a guest blogger at www.tcjewfolk.com today, arguing, among other things, that there is no comparison on the importance of Christmas for Christians and Hanukkah for us. So why do we feel the need for the malls, banks, etc, to affirm our Judaism with enormous dreidels?! We can stand to show a little respect and understanding for Christmas the way we expect non-Jews to respect our High Holidays and even our minor holidays (like Hanukkah).
You can agree or disagree with me HERE at www.tcjewfolk.com (the “tc” stands for Twin Cities). Thanks for checking it out!
My post also incited the bloggers at Jewish Woman’s Archive to disagree with me in their own post.
Nina is a columnist at The HerStories Project and a contributing writer at Kveller.com and Greatnewbooks.org. Her essays have appeared regularly at Brain, Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward and have been syndicated in Jewish newspapers across the country. Her short stories have appeared in over a dozen literary magazines, and she loved participating in the 2013 cast of Listen to Your Mother. Nina is a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.
Welcome! I'm a freelance writer, an advice columnist at The HerStories Project, and a contributing writer for Kveller.com, and Great New Books. My essays have appeared regularly at Brain, Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, and have been syndicated in Jewish newspapers across the country. I am a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio, and I live in Minneapolis with my husband and 4 children. I'm so glad you found your way here.