Nina Badzin on TJJEWFOLK.comHappy Holidays! (Just kidding!)

I’m a guest blogger  at 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 (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.

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Nina is a columnist at The HerStories Project and a contributing writer at and 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.

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