The Do's and Dont's of Talking to Converts
By Aliza Hausman, MyJewishLearning.com
The number one question you want to ask a convert is exactly the question you shouldn't. Asking someone why they converted, just after meeting them, is a little like asking to see their underwear.
Why Is This Christmas Different From All Others?
By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times, December 25, 2009
"You’ve made this incredibly heavy and important life choice that becomes apparent in every way this time of year," Aliza Hausman said. When Ms. Hausman used to call her Dominican grandmother to wish her "Feliz Navidad," she would inevitably be asked how she was celebrating Christmas. And she and her sisters exchange Hanukkah gifts.