Tag: hanukkah

Say What You Mean: Merry Christmas

When I was a kid, our house was pitch black in a sea of red and green lights. Lit up reindeer and plastic santas greeted me from the neighbors’ yards. It was beautiful. I wished we could have the same decorations. One year, I decided my parents really could benefit from the belief in Santa.… Read more »

Embracing a Different Hanukkah

This year, so much about our lives, including how we celebrate holidays, is different, which makes it a perfect time to move beyond potato latkes and embrace some new ideas for delicious Hanukkah eating. 

Revisiting My Past with All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

Several decades have passed since I encountered an All-of-a-Kind Family book for the first time. The newest installment looks different (as do I), but our reunion was sweet. The book is unlike Sydney Taylor’s original series in striking ways. Still, the characters were immediately recognizable, and the book retains the series’ essential New York-yness. Reading it, I was filled with the cozy longing the series has always triggered in me.