Article Archive

Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • How Can I Embrace the December Holidays without Offending My Jewish Family?

    By Cheryl Opper

    Personal narrative by an intermarried Christian woman who initially agreed to raising her daughter as a Jew, but realized that she wanted parts of Christian tradition in her house.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Negotiating Christmas

    By Rena Mello

    Personal narrative about an interfaith couple who argued over whether or not to have a Christmas tree until the man decided he loved the woman too much to break up over that issue. His flexibility, plus an interfaith couples discussion group the c

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree--You're So Much More Than--Foliage!

    By Marlena Thompson

    Personal narrative about an intermarried woman who refused to have a Christmas tree in her home until her husband had a stroke and she realized how much he had missed having one.

    Date: 12-04-2006
  • Southern Comfort

    By Cara Nissman

    Personal narrative about an interdating woman who spent Christmas with her boyfriend’s large family, and brought a menorah along.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Giving Hanukkah Gifts Despite It All

    By Jane Ulman

    Reprinted pesronal narrative from a Jewish mother describing what Hanukkah has to do with gift-giving historically and in her family.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Coming Clean About Yule Tunes

    By Linda Bachmann

    Reprinted personal narrative from a Jewish woman who confesses her love of Christmas carols.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Happy Holidays? Understanding December Dilemmas in the Context of Jewish Family Memories

    By Dr. Paula Brody

    Professional advice saying that it won’t confuse children to celebrate Christmas with their non-Jewish family members IF they celebrate other Jewish holidays and so have a solid Jewish identity.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Thoughts on Christmas

    By Jennifer Kittay

    Personal narrative by a woman who grew up in an interfaith family, remembering how Christmas in her house was more about tradition, familiarity and family than religion.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • The Search for Common Ground

    By Elizabeth Lund

    Reprinted news article about how interfaith couples of many different combinations need to communicate and search for common ground, practices which our nation can learn from.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Comments on Jews and Christmas Seen as Shot in Post-Election Battle

    By Matthew E. Berger

    Reprinted news article about TV talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s comments that Jews who don’t like public school celebrations of Christmas should move to Israel.

    Date: 08-08-2006

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