Being raised under a strict Southern Baptist upbringing, I’m sure my knowledge and understanding of Judaism is extremely limited. However, I have Jewish friends, especially one who has been a beam of encouragement in my life for several years. I’m her “shiksa,” and she never hesitates to answer or explain the dingiest of blonde inquiries30

While there is obviously not widespread peace on earth today, for a few hours last night there was certainly peace in my little corner of the world. Steaks on the grill, fire in the pit, the fountain with its dancing waters performing their soliloquy, and I had the iPod softly playing Christmas music. For that30