Harry Rosenblum doesn’t celebrate Christmas. But that doesn’t stop his Jewish family from making thousands of Christmas cookies every year.
What started in the 1940s as an entrepreneurial enterprise has blossomed into a family tradition that brings relatives together from around the country. With the simple kneading of sugar, flour and butter, the Rosenblums connect to each other, and to their friends and associates of different faiths.
We’re not talking a couple of dozen. Last year, the Rosenblums churned out nearly 4,000 thumbprints, butter cookies and two-dozen other holiday confections. That’s a lot of cheer.
The family’s story traces the path from opportunity to assimilation and tolerance. Perhaps the best holiday message of all.