Marilyn Shapiro is a member of Congregation Shalom Aleichem in Kissimmee, FL. She is the author of two compilation of her stories, There Goes My Heart (2016) and Tikkun Olam: Stories of Repairing an Unkind World. (2018). You can read more of her stories on her blog, theregoesmyheart.me.
My husband and I will still maintain many of our traditions this Hanukkah. Eating latkes with applesauce. Lighting candles each night. “Betting” on which candle lasts the longest. Watching Hallmark Christmas movies... wait, what?!