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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    Rabbi Reuben's Ruminations: The December Dilemma

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    Be honest with yourself and with your kids about why you're celebrating what you're celebrating.

    Date: 12-22-2008

    Christmas, Hanukkah and the Interfaith Family

    By InterfaithFamily

    Suggestions for how to celebrate Hanukkah (Chanukah) and Christmas in interfaith families, including volunteering, doing both and celebrating one at home and one at relatives'.

    Date: 12-07-2008

    Traditional Foods of Hanukkah

    By InterfaithFamily

    Overview of Hanukkah foods, including sufganyot, Hanukkah gelt and links to latke recipes.

    Date: 12-07-2008

    Symbols and Observances of Hanukkah

    By InterfaithFamily

    Overview of Hanukkah symbols, like the dreidel and the menorah.

    Date: 12-07-2008

    When is Hanukkah, and How Should I Spell It?

    By InterfaithFamily

    Part of A Guide to Hanukkah and the December Dilemma for Interfaith Families.

    Date: 12-07-2008

    The Historical Roots of Hanukkah

    By InterfaithFamily

    A section of A Guide to Hanukkah and the December Dilemma for Interfaith Families: The story of Hanukkah is a story of a revolution in the service of religious freedom.

    Date: 12-07-2008

    The Gift We Couldn't Refuse

    By Diana Zankowsky

    Her mother-in-law really wanted her son's family to have a Christmas tree, so she chopped one down for them herself.

    Date: 12-05-2008

    Neil Diamond, Sugar Cookies And Shiny Plastic Dreidels

    By Emily Savage

    I've realized that this is my religion, or at least a major part of it--my family, and our own traditions--the meshugah life of a Jew who wholeheartedly celebrates Christmas.

    Date: 12-02-2008

    The Torah for the Trees

    By William Squier

    A Christian dad decides that his son's experience of Judaism is more important than having a Christmas tree.

    Date: 04-03-2008

    Chanukah and Christmas: The Deeper Connections

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    Essay arguing that Hanukkah and Christmas are linked by their shared celebration of the power of God to change human history.

    Date: 12-26-2007

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