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Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • Confessions of a Chrismaholic

    By Julie Gardner

    Personal narrative from an intermarried woman who decided to give up Christmas because she found it confused her sons to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but finds the sacrifice difficult.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Remembrance of Doughnuts Past: Defending the Meaning of Hanukkah

    By Jane Ulman

    Personal narrative about why Hanukkah is an important modern Jewish holiday since it brings familes together and creates happy memories--even if it is a "minor" holiday traditionally.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • The January-through-December Dilemma

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    Professional view criticizing the opinion that Hanukkah is a "minor holiday", since American Jews treat it as a major one, and noting the irony that those people who say Hanukkah is a "minor" holiday also use Jews’ Chri

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • Nuances of Hanukkah Story Should Be Kept Alive - and Changed

    By Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

    Professional advice about the Hanukkah story’s deeper meaning: the need to keep Judaism alive by making it relevant to each new generation and each individual person.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Baby's First Christmas

    By Jennifer Morris

    Ever since her first Christmas with their family, she's loved being a Jew at her in-law's special holiday.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • "In the Mix": (Out of The) Home for Christmas

    By Julie Wiener

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on how her interfaith family keeps Christmas at arm’s length.

    Date: 12-18-2006
  • The Gift We Couldn't Refuse

    By Diana Zankowsky

    Her mother-in-law really wanted her son's family to have a Christmas tree, so she chopped one down for them herself.

    Date: 12-05-2008
  • The Greatest Game: Playing Dreidel in Iowa

    By Susan Freudenheim

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who visited--and at first feared--her husband’s devout Catholic family in Iowa.

    Date: 12-18-2006
  • Lighting the Hanukkah Menorah

    By InterfaithFamily

    Resource for learning how to light the Hanukkah menorah.

    Date: 11-30-2010
  • 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

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