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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Tyler Perry Pays Off $434,000 In Christmas Layaway Accounts At Walmarts In Georgia

Tyler Perry was trying to be an anonymous Santa Superstar producer, director, writer, actor Tyler Perry was trying to be an anonymous Santa. He’s successful at so much. Playing Santa and staying under the radar, not so much. Perry reached out to two Walmart stores in the Atlanta area and paid off $434,000 in Christmas layaway accounts. Perry confessed on his Twitter feed and told the lucky folks what they need to go do next. I was trying to do

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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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