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Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • Giving Up Jewish Christmas

    By Tracy Hahn-Burkett

    Personal narrative about a Jewish woman who grew up celebrating Christmas--and how her Christian husband put a stop to it.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Make a Menorah to Light Up Hanukkah

    By Ellen Scolnic

    Children enjoy helping their parents prepare for special occasions, and Hanukkah is no exception.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Anti-Fir Protest

    By Laurie Biundo

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man about her own unease over Christmas and her family's participation in Hanukkah.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Canceling Christmas

    By Johanna Hammer

    Before, Christmas had been entirely self-indulgent, an orgy of good tidings and cheer that my Jewish partner had lovingly enabled. Suddenly this year, every decoration suddenly took on the weight of the added burden of "meaning" through my son's eyes.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • It's the Great Compromise, Charlie Brown!

    By Nicole Habif

    A woman who loves Christmas learns to light a menorah and to enjoy two holidays.

    Date: 12-04-2009
  • Holidays Double Up for Interfaith Families

    By Rachel Zoll

    Reprinted news article about interfaith families celebrating the December holidays and how unusual it is for the first night of Hanukkah to fall on Christmas eve.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Bridging the Holidays: Interfaith Families Learn to Respect Both Faith Traditions

    By Kiran Ansari

    Reprinted news article describing several interfaith families’ and experts’ advice on how to raise kids in interfaith families--especially around the December holidays.

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Neil Diamond, Sugar Cookies And Shiny Plastic Dreidels

    By Emily Savage

    I've realized that this is my religion, or at least a major part of it--my family, and our own traditions--the meshugah life of a Jew who wholeheartedly celebrates Christmas.

    Date: 12-02-2008
  • Hanukkah And The American Spirit

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    Hanukkah is significant in the history of the United States.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • There's a Christmas Tree in My Living Room

    By Elizabeth Tragash

    Personal narrative about a born Jewish couple that disagreed over having a Christmas tree in their home.

    Date: 08-01-2012

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