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Merissa Nathan Gerson

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Remembering fried doughnuts and that single spark of hope

Growing up in Washington, D.C., we celebrated Hanukkah with our Christian neighbors, and later Christmas with them as well. Our living room, similar to...

On Saturday

On Saturday, in an act of terror, an act of hate, an act of vitriol fueled by false information and ignorance, a man categorized...

All I want for Christmas is (Jew)

I just watched “The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” Christmas special. Special guest Mariah Carey sang the pop song, “All I...

Why I am Jewish

I walked into Scottish Bakehouse this morning buoyant. It’s fall, I’m over summer, I’m wearing a blazer with butterflies all over it. People like...