Get the Greek: A Chrismukkah Tale remains my favorite piece of writing: a comic short story of one man’s attempt to end the commercialization of both Christmas and Hanukkah. As the best things in life are free, I’m offering it for the low, low price of $0.00 from today until December 22! Here’s an exclusive excerpt:
Judah Maccabee spat a curse, reached out to slam the laptop shut, and threw both hands in the air instead. Rivka kept telling him it was a waste of time watching World Jews Tonight. Why do you want to raise your blood pressure with all that bad news, she would ask. Earth’s a billion miles away on a whole other plane of existence, for cat’s sake.
“Because it matters,” he grumbled in response to her imaginary carping. “I didn’t die watching my own guts spill out on the hills of Elasa so Jews could put up Hanukkah bushes in December. They might as well burn offerings to Apollo.”
Rivka called out from the kitchen, “Did you say something, dear?”
Shaking his head as much to clear it as deny he had spoken, he replied, “Ah, no, honey. Just watching the news.”
“Well, dinner’s almost ready. Florence and Chaim’ll be here in five minutes.”
He fumbled around the surface of the desk, frowning. Where did I—
“Your sunglasses’re in the top right drawer,” Rivka supplied helpfully.
So, as my belated Hanukkah/early Christmas gift to you, click the link and get your free copy of Get the Greek before December 23!