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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    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, 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, arguing why it is a good idea: it leads people to be open-minded, and is a way "to break down barriers that separate 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

    Learning to Let Go of Christmas

    By Alice Hale

    Personal narrative from a converted Jew who’s trying to give up Christmas--but her children won’t let her.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    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

    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

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