Browsing All posts tagged under »Christmas«

How to be A Jewish Boomer and Still Celebrate Christmas

December 16, 2013

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  Jews throughout history have devised clever ways to horn in on the Christmas holiday. They have, like Life in the Boomer Lane, married Christians. They have created their own traditions which usually involve going to the movies and/or eating Chinese food. They get trees and festoon them with blue ornaments and call them Chanukah […]

Who Was Jesus?

December 19, 2012

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Provocative title, no?  This post-menopausal Jewish woman has been around a long time, but unfortunately, not quite long enough to give you a first-hand account of the true story about Judaism’s most famous son.  (Jewish moms today dream of their sons becoming doctors, but Mary put to shame the ubiquitous “My son is a doctor” […]

Easy Rules for Baking Success

December 10, 2011

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(The following is the sixth in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) It’s that time of year, again, when we discover that the flour […]

Being Chanukah in A Christmas World

December 2, 2011

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(The following is the fifth in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) When I was little, I wanted Christmas.  I didn’t care that […]

Christmas in London: Santa is Booked, But An Elf Might Be Available

November 24, 2011

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It’s Thanksgiving and the best way to celebrate is to get in line now for all the “Black Friday Sales That Start on Thursday” sales. The second best way is to post this brilliantly reworked piece about Christmas in London and to hope that the people who read the inferior post  last year are too […]

For me, The Day is The Day After.

December 25, 2010

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It’s Christmas morning.  My three children, their two spouses (No, two of my children don’t share a spouse.  My younger son’s girlfriend is with her family in Myrtle Beach, SC) and my grandson and two dogs are at my ex’s house.  There, they, like every other person in the world except me, will be seated […]

My Daughter's Christmas in London

December 23, 2010

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My Daughter’s Christmas in London

December 23, 2010

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Cloudy With A Chance of Children

December 11, 2010

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I’m getting ready for the kids to descend on the house for the holidays (As I write this, Jorge/George, the normally tree-climbing lawn guy, is dragging the ladder out of the garage so he can string the interior holiday lights.) Technically, we will be celebrating Chanukah, which will have already been over but which will […]

Being Chanukah in a Christmas World

December 8, 2010

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When I was little, I wanted Christmas.  I didn’t care that Chanukah was eight days long, since I only got one present. People never talked about Chanukah.  Everything out there in the world was Christmas, Christmas, Christmas.  The stores were all filled with trees and lights, Santas were on every corner ringing bells, my elementary […]

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