How This Jewish Man Finds Being Santa Became His Calling In Life

How Rick Rosenthal blends his Orthodox Jewish faith with being Santa Being Santa Claus. This brings Rick Rosenthal joy. Even though he is an Orthodox Jew. Rosenthal knows this will raise eyebrows for many fellow Jewish people. Anyone who has grown up in America knows the conflict–weighing all the bright, shiny parts of the holiday with what devout Christians will remind you is the reason for the season–celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. How did Rosenthal become Santa? How does

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Imperfection: The Perfect Gift To Give This Holiday Season

I’ve figured the perfect gift! It’s perfect for– Well, everybody. That’s why I am now committing to a crummy holiday season. Okay, maybe not the whole season, But at least a couple of days. A few failure moments. You know me, Dear Reader. I’m all about gratitude, being happy with what you have. But a line is gets crossed this time of year. To go on Facebook, to open your mailbox is to be deluged with perfection! Everyone’s children are

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When Marriage Means Learning To Love The Ugly

Please catch my newspaper column each week in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Dayton Daily News and other newspapers across Ohio.  Here’s this week’s column: I did something this week I swore I would never do, managing to break not one, but two vows in the process. And it’s all part of the journey I share with you on a regular basis—what many of you have figured out before me—compromises you make as a wife and mother. For this broken vow story, you and

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