Entries by Allison Friedman

A New Jew’s Guide to Navigating the Holidays

I’ll be the first to admit that I hate the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Ebenezer Scrooge, but I don’t care for the cold, the stress, and the mounting pressure to find those around me the perfect gift. Once, the illusion of Santa Claus was ruined for me when my childhood best friend […]

Celebrating Chrismukkah

Chrismukkah is an indecisive person’s dream. There’s no “or” involved when it comes to decorations, presents, food, music, any of it – you just get to have it all. Trees and menorahs, one big morning and eight little nights, gingerbread and latkes. Chrismukkah takes the most fun parts of Christmas and Hanukkah, doubles the December […]

Top 5 Chinese Restaurants for Jews on Christmas 

Over the years, one of my favorite “Jewish” traditions has been going out for Chinese food with my family on Christmas – or simply getting some Chinese delivery.  Have you ever wondered, “how did this tradition come about?” Like many Jewish traditions, this one started in the Jewish “homeland”. Nope, not Israel. I’m talking about […]

8 Cool Hanukkah Gifts Your Friends Will Love

Hanukkah is just around the corner. Looking for a cool gift for your friends? We’ve got you covered like applesauce on a latke. For the 8 crazy nights, we’ve got you hooked up with 8 crazy cool gifts: Jewish Wine Labels (Set of 8) ($20) Wine is always a cool gift. Wine with these labels […]