Dating Games: Home for the holidays
ByTAMAR CASPI SHNALL
November 29, 2012 13:51
Take the time to learn about each other’s traditions and imagine how you
would combine them if you were to start a family together.
Cartoon holidays 521.
(photo credit:Pepe Fainberg)
From the High Holy Days through New Year (including Hanukka and Shabbatot),
there is ample opportunity to get together with your family. If you are dating
someone new, that means there is ample opportunity to introduce your new beau to
your family’s old traditions.Celebrating the holidays is an amazing time
to be together and to reminisce about where these traditions began… your
great-great-aunt’s banana bread recipe with the secret ingredient that keeps it
moist… that time the table’s centerpiece caught on fire and candles were
outlawed from gatherings… going to the same family’s home year after year to
break the fast where everyone knows the routine: who’s making the egg salad and
who’s making the dessert and who ought to just buy the bagels and lox and stay
out of the kitchen… singing Grace After Meals with the same hand gestures and
inflections because everyone went to Jewish summer camp together.