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Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • Mixing without Blending

    By Jane Telluride

    Personal narrative from a Christian intermarried woman who was frustrated the Jewish holidays were observed with greater deference than Christian ones in their home, and decided to change that.†

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Family Differences

    By Naomi Geschwind

    The personal narrative of a woman who was raised in an interfaith family, recognizing the Jewish holidays in a religious manner, while only secularly celebrating the Christian holidays.

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • Talking about Baby Jesus

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice article advising intermarried families not to be afraid to discuss Jesus with their children and to explain that each parent thinks differently about him.

    Date: 11-30-2006
  • Feeling Jewish, and Also Enjoying My Christian Cultural Heritage

    By Marissa Rose Green

    The personal narrative of a young woman raised in an interfaith family celebrating holidays with cultural and familial meaning, but has now connected with her Jewish identity.

    Date: 08-09-2007
  • Anti-Semitism: Where Does It Begin...and End?

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional view from a rabbi about Jewish sensitivity around anti-Semitism, described through the story of a young boy from an interfaith family who felt uncomfortable singing a song about Christ in school, and whose father understood, but

    Date: 07-19-2006
  • Will Christopher McNulty Feel "at Home" in a Jewish Religious School?

    By Sheila Goldberg

    The director of a religious school discusses a child of interfaith parents attending a Jewish religious school and she shares her personal experiences.

    Date: 06-12-2007
  • If I Can't Play Santa Claus, at Least I Can Be the Tooth Fairy: What I Need for Myself as the Christian Member of the Family

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative by a Protestant man who is raising Jewish children, describing how even though he cannot dress up as Santa Claus and surprise his kids with presents in the morning, his role as the tooth fairy is nearly as good. Date: 06-15-2007

  • Growing Up Jewish in an Interfaith Family

    By Emily Case

    The personal narrative of a woman raised as a Jew by interfaith parents, but as a child she feared that Jews may not accept her because she celebrated Christmas.

    Date: 08-03-2007
  • Haul out the Hanukkah Books: It's That Time of Year!

    By Cheryl F. Coon

    Review of two childrenís books for the December holidays.

    Date: 12-21-2006
  • On the Doorposts of Our House

    By Ellen S. Glazer

    The personal narrative of a woman who was uncomfortable with her boyfriend’s Christmas tree until she realized that it was a way for him to connect to his childhood and deceased parents.

    Date: 06-18-2007

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