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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    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

    Facing the December Dilemma: Guidelines for Interfaith Couples

    By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz

    Professional view consolidating common concerns facing interfaith families around Christmas and Hanukkah, guidelines for negotiating the December Dilemma, and tips for how to decide the best option for your family.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    Choosing Judaism, Missing Christmas

    By Laura Bramly

    Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice who discovers a way to apply her love of Advent calendars and other aspects of her British Christian heritage to Hanukkah and to share this with her Jewish daughter.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    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

    All About the Olive Oil: Frying Up a Tasty, Festive Repast for Hanukkah

    By Linda Morel

    Profile of Susie Fishbein, author of Kosher by Design, including some Hanukkah recipes.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    A Recipe for Kris Kringle Kugel? Chrismukkah Time Is Here Again

    By Jane Ulman

    Reprinted news article about the phenomenon of Chrismukkah--who celebrates it, how, and why.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    A Decorated December

    By Samantha Facciolo

    Personal narrative and opinion piece from a woman who grew up in an interfaith family arguing that Christmukkah--blending religious traditions--is a bad idea.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    "Will Santa Bring Me Presents, Even If I'm Jewish"

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about how one Protestant-Jewish interfaith couple decided to handle the Christmas-Hanukkah presents dillema:  the kids would recieve their main presents on on Hanukkah, but when they got together with their Christian cousins on

    Date: 08-08-2006

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