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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    Facing Interfaith Issues in December and Beyond

    By Deborah Fineblum Raub

    Reprinted general information survey of the outreach programs offered to interfaith families in the Boston area.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    December Holidays at Our House

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative about an intermarried couple that celebrates both holidays, and other things, equally.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    December Holiday Issues

    By Nancy Laufer

    Personal narrative about an intermarried woman who wanted to celebrate Christmas but one day came upon a book that interested her in Judaism, and then the whole family began to study and observe Judaism together.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    December Dilemma: What to Celebrate? Mixed-Religion Families Juggle Their Observances

    By Kim Lamb Gregory

    Reprinted news article about interfaith families and the tough decisions they must make surrounding celebrations of the December holidays, including’s view on the need to choose one religious identity for children.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Circle Complete for Jewish Convert

    By Joe Berkofsky

    Reprinted news article about Andi Rosenthal who converted to Judaism, and about her final Christmas as a Christian.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    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

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