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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    Giving up Christmas and Celebrating Ourselves

    By Janet Silver Ghent

    She had such happy memories of celebrating Christmas in her Jewish family as a child that she threw herself into Christmas as an adult. Giving it up has been difficult for her--and for the children of her first, interfaith marriage.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Turning the Dilemma into a Tradition

    By Jemi Kostiner Mansfield

    Personal narrative by a woman who is raising Jewish kids, and plans to instill such a strong Jewish identity in them that having a Christmas tree will not damage, but rather strengthen, that identity. 

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Christmas with Christians and Jews

    By Rachel Mauro

    As a child of an interfaith family, it was a positive experience to have Christmas every year with friends of her parents: a Christian family and an observant Jewish one.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Guide to Hanukkah for Interfaith Families

    By InterfaithFamily

    A resource guide for interfaith families on Hanukkah, with some notes on how other families raising Jewish children have solved the December Dilemma.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Hanukkah And The American Spirit

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    Hanukkah is significant in the history of the United States.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    How To Make Latkes

    Ever wonder how to make the yummy Hanukkah treats? This video teaches you how to make your own latkes - potato pancakes - in a variety of flavors.

    Date: 12-19-2011

    Oy Tannenbaum

    By Molly Parr

    Personal narrative about the December dilemma, with a recipe to boot!

    Date: 12-15-2011

    Grandparents and the December Dilemma

    By Sunie Levin

    As grandparents, how can you navigate the December holidays with your grandchildren? How do you balance Hanukkah with their other grandparents' holiday?

    Date: 12-13-2011

    Fifteen Christmases and a Festival Tree

    By Michael Doyle

    "Last December, on a Jewish journey and with my possessions in storage, I celebrated my first tree-free holiday season. This year, officially Jewish and back in my own apartment, I'm finally faced with the December Dilemma. Jews don't put up Christmas trees, and there's no such thing as a Chanukah bush. And then I got an idea."

    Date: 12-07-2011

    Christmukkah…?

    By Jordyn Rozensky

    So, I ask you-- can a strong Jewish household celebrate a very not Jewish holiday? How do you navigate your own feelings?

    Date: 12-02-2011

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