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April 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm #2067


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December 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm #5307

Joanna H.

Thank you for writing this article. It summed up my EXACT experience with a bringing Christmas tree in my home for the first time two years ago. Having recently married a man who I love deeply, who also happens not to be Jewish, these are the precise interfaith issues we discuss and it helps to know you are making it work! Thanks again for the wonderful advice and positive reinforcement. 🙂

December 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm #5312


I’m glad you got over it because to not think that having a menorah to others is about the same as a tree (though the latter is really quite secular, which isn’t the case with a menorah), would be very selfish and pushing aside everything that has made your husband the person he is.

I think folks need to get over the whole Chanukah/Christmas thing.

December 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm #5329


Thank you for this. I felt exactly the same way, and reading this helped clarify my feelings. All I felt was upset when I saw the tree, but it’s about so much more than that. Again, thank you and yasher koach!

December 29, 2010 at 3:57 am #5354


Crying was the correct response. My girlfriend will convert before we get married and I’ll never have a Christmas tree in my bouse. Ergo my children will not be confused and will carry on Jewish traditions and religion.

December 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm #8906

Paul Lang

I’ve got good news for ya: Here in California you CAN be multicultural. (And in your case, that’s what I recommend). By the way, weren’t the two of you written up in one of the Jewish publications?

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