Summary: I’m not the first Jewish parent to face this conundrum. How do I make sure that my young son’s fascination with the Christmas spectacle doesn’t diminish his enthusiasm for his family’s religion? In a Dec. 18, 2011 column for The Boston Globe Magazine, I write about dealing with this dilemma and attempting to keep Hanukkah, a minor Jewish holiday, in its proper perspective.
Reaction: The article drew more than a dozen reader letters and prompted discussion as well on the Globe’s website. It was also picked up by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Opinion section shortly after publication in the Globe.