I've never gotten in the way of my now ex-husband practicing his traditions with our children. He's taken them to temple for all kinds of holidays, and also celebrates Hanukkah with them. On my side, I just didn't want to have to cast off my traditions that I grew up with. I wanted to still be able to have a Christmas tree. I don't think that's anti-Semitic. I just wanted to blend our traditions, but for my in-laws that was offensive.

And yet, I understand where they were coming from. I get that they didn't want their grandchildren to default assimilate into secular Christianity. We had lots of arguments about how if that happened, it meant Hitler had won. Again, I was never demeaning to their traditions like they were to mine. I never said the kids couldn't go to temple. They even had a bris. I just still wanted to have my Xmas tree and egg hunt. But you, like anyone else, have a right to an opinion.

We all have an opinion just like we all have an asshole. Thanks for your read.

Former Playboy writer. Professional over-sharer. L.A.-based. More about me: my.bio/theformerlymrs Support: ko-fi.com/ellesilver

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