On this first night of the Festival of Lights, I’m so happy to welcome Rachel Wagner, described by yentas everywhere as a “nice Jewish girl,” to share the true meaning of the holidays.
I’m the last person who should be writing a guest post about Christmas. I’ve long considered the Yuletide holiday season to be a dark, dreary, depressing slog. Maybe it’s because all my most vivid Christmas memories involve illness, hospitals, and dying relatives. But I’m nothing if not resourceful, and I resolved a long time ago not to bring others down with me. And so I thought I’d pass along my personal prescription for holiday happiness.