Article Archive

Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • 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
  • To Play or Not to Play Carols

    By Robert Wiener

    Reprinted news article about a controversy in a New Jersey school district over a mysterious ban on the brass ensemble playing Christmas carols--no one knows who instigated the ban, and no one’s sure whether it’s necessary!

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • The Last Christmas Tree

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Article about an older interfaith couple with grown children who married and the wife converted to Judaism and discovered a way to deal with giving up Christmas, by dividing her beloved Christmas tree ornaments and plastic treeamong her ch

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • Journeying in and out of Christmas

    By Ronnie Caplane

    Personal narrative by a woman who always wanted to celebrate Christmas as a child,  and as a mother decided to celebrate Christmas with her otherwise (interfaith) Jewish family, only to find it was a lot of work and it felt wro

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • My First Christmas Eve Dinner at My Son's Home

    By Raquel Stabinski-Leib

    Personal narrative about a mother's initial apprehension, but ultimate enjoyment of Christmas Eve dinner at her newly intermarried son's home.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Holiday Guidelines for Interfaith Parents

    By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz

    Professional advice on issues interfaith couples may experience surrounding the December holidays, and guidelines for addressing those issues constructively.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Planning "Far Enough"

    By Rosanne Levitt

    Advice from an outreach professional responding to What Will We Do About Christmas? (When the Grandparents Are Gone).

    Date: 12-18-2006
  • December Angst

    By Sheri McNerthney

    Personal narrative about one Jewish woman’s attempt to bring Christmas into her home so that her young daughter would not feel left out of the fun, and her ultimate return to her Jewish traditions. 

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • The Disappearing Christmas Tree: One Interfaith Step-Family's Complex Holiday Solution

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative about a Jewish woman who re-married a Jewish man after they had both been in interfaith relationships.  In their house, they decided not to have a Christmas tree, much to their childrens’ chagrin.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Hanukkah Means Rededication

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    Reprinted professional advice article from the Jewish Outreach Institute encouraging interfaith families to separate their celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah, and for those raising Jewish children, to really teach their kids the meanings of the hol

    Date: 08-08-2006

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