Article Archive

Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • The Christmas Tree Mitzvah

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative by Catholic woman raising Jewish kids who missed having a real Christmas tree but worried that having one would threaten her kids’ Jewish identities.  When she was sick, her husband and kids got a tree

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Christmas Complications

    By Gary Goldhammer

    Personal narrative by a Jewish man who is raising his daughter Jewish, yet fears that she will be confused and angry when she learns that her religious Christian grandmother thinks she cannot reach heaven as a Jew.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Fear Not!

    By Dawn C. Kepler

    Professional advice from two outreach professionals on Fearing the Holidays, an article about a non-Jewish woman grappling with the December

    Date: 12-14-2006
  • The Yiddishkeit of Bacon

    By Dan Friedman

    Personal narrative about an intermarried man who helped his in-laws decorate a Christmas tree, but considers it a secular celebration.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Chanukah Outreach Event In Prague Draws Miraculous Number Of People

    By Magnus Bennett

    Reprinted news article about a hugely successful outreach effort in Prague, when thousands of people attended a Hanukkah event at a time when the Jewish community is just starting to accept alternatives to Orthodoxy.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • For Many, the "December Dilemma" Loses Its Sting

    By Lisa Keys

    Reprinted news article about how Jews are becoming more accepting of Christmas, which they see as a secular American holiday.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • My First Hanukkah

    By Douglas Smith

    Personal narrative from a Jew-by-choice about celebrating his first Hanukkah--he was alone, but it still felt right.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • The December Delight

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative from the Protestant half of an intermarried couple describing how his family has negotiated the December Dilemma:  they have made it a delight by spending both Christmas and Hanukkah with family and friends.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • My First Christmas

    By Emily Cappo

    Personal narrative about an intermarried woman’s first Christmas--she liked some parts, like the smell and beauty of the Christmas tree, while other parts made her feel uncomfortable, such as sitting while her husband kne

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • To Tree or Not to Tree

    By Staci Kennedy

    Personal narrative explaining why one intermarried woman decided she couldn’t have a tree, even though it was the only vestage of Christianity that held meaning for her husband.

    Date: 08-10-2006

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