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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    Doing Hanukkah Big

    By Nora Raleight Baskin

    Personal narrative from a woman with a Jewish mother who reengages with her roots as an adult, partially by making a big deal out of Hanukkah.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Anti-Fir Protest

    By Laurie Biundo

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man about her own unease over Christmas and her family's participation in Hanukkah.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    The Christmas Compromise

    By Sarah Callahan

    Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman who struggled to compromise over Christmas with her Christian husband.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    There's a Christmas Tree in My Living Room

    By Elizabeth Tragash

    Personal narrative about a born Jewish couple that disagreed over having a Christmas tree in their home.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Canceling Christmas

    By Johanna Hammer

    Before, Christmas had been entirely self-indulgent, an orgy of good tidings and cheer that my Jewish partner had lovingly enabled. Suddenly this year, every decoration suddenly took on the weight of the added burden of "meaning" through my son's eyes.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    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

    Make a Menorah to Light Up Hanukkah

    By Ellen Scolnic

    Children enjoy helping their parents prepare for special occasions, and Hanukkah is no exception.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    I Still Say 'Chrismukkah' is a Bad Idea

    By Edmund Case

    Editorial by Ed Case, the publisher of InterfaithFamily.com, arguing against the celebration of Chrismukkah since it overlooks the important differences between Christmas and Hanukkah, and it "eliminates the integrity of each."

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Imagine... It's Chrismukkah Time Again!

    By Ron Gompertz

    Opinion piece from the creator of Chismukkah.com, arguing why it is a good idea: it leads people to be open-minded, and is a way "to break down barriers that separate us...it celebrates what we have in common rather than what makes us diffe

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Jewish Plus Christmas

    By Brianne Kruger Nadeau

    Personal narrative about woman with a Catholic father who feels very Jewish and is Jewishly involved but still celebrates and finds meaning in Christmas.

    Date: 08-01-2012

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