Marceline Day waits for Santa.
Karen and I founded Seraphic Secret as a memorial for our son, Ariel Chaim ZT’L.
We always assumed that our readers would be overwhelmingly Jewish, supporters of Israel, and Orthodox in their beliefs and ritual.
But a funny thing happened on the way to Seraphic Secret, something totally unexpected and deeply moving.
Karen and I discovered that hundreds, if not thousands of our readers and commenters are Christian, deeply committed to their faith—in many forms—great supporters of Israel, and articulately focused on the struggle against Arab Muslim terror.
Quite a few of our Christian readers have become close cyber-buddies. We cherish these relationships and are grateful to our friends for taking the trouble to reach out to us.
I was brought up in a rather sheltered environment, in a a home and community still reeling from the Holocaust. On one side of the invisible divide were Jews, and on the other side a universe of hostile non-Jews, intent on our destruction.
What I never understood, until relatively recently, is that American Christians are a world away from European Christians, who were, and are marinated in cultural and religious Jew-hatred.
This is our clumsy way of thanking you for the kind words and prayers you have offered for Ariel Chaim, ZT’L.
This is our clumsy way of expressing gratitude for your invaluable support of Israel.
This is our clumsy way of letting you know that your presence in our lives has enriched us immeasurably.
Finally, this is our somewhat clumsy way of wishing all our Christian friends a very Merry Christmas.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a happy fifth night of Chanukah. And if you want the perfect Chanukah gift—excellent for Christmas too—here’s a shameless plug for my novel. And another great gift is my Emmy Award winning film.