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The Jewish December Dilemma December 20, 2012
When Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut was a boy, his mother took him to sit on Santa Claus’ lap. It’s what every American kid did. That was the beginning of his interest in how Jews cope with Christmas - and how they make the season their own.

Pictured: Joshua Plaut, age 7, on Santa's lap in 1964.

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, author of A Kosher Christmas: ’Tis the Season to be Jewish