Recent Articles

Hanukkah and Christmas

Showing 71 to 80 of 136

    Journeying in and out of Christmas

    By Ronnie Caplane

    Personal narrative by a woman who always wanted to celebrate Christmas as a child,  and as a mother decided to celebrate Christmas with her otherwise (interfaith) Jewish family, only to find it was a lot of work and it felt wro

    Date: 11-15-2006

    Negotiating Christmas

    By Rena Mello

    Personal narrative about an interfaith couple who argued over whether or not to have a Christmas tree until the man decided he loved the woman too much to break up over that issue. His flexibility, plus an interfaith couples discussion group the c

    Date: 11-15-2006

    The Last Christmas Tree

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Article about an older interfaith couple with grown children who married and the wife converted to Judaism and discovered a way to deal with giving up Christmas, by dividing her beloved Christmas tree ornaments and plastic treeamong her ch

    Date: 11-15-2006

    December Holidays in Our Blended, Interfaith Family

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative about a grandmother celebrating Hanukkah with her Baptist grandsons.

    Date: 11-15-2006

    "Chrismukkah" is a Bad Idea

    By Edmund Case

    Editorial from Ed Case, the Publisher of InterfaithFamily.com, arguing that Christmukkah is a bad idea since it "could only confuse children being raised with one religious identity in an interfaith family."

    Date: 11-02-2006

    Wax and Tinsel

    By Joelle Asaro Berman

    Personal narrative about a young woman’s family’s traditions of celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah in the home, since December holidays are really all about family and food.

    Date: 08-10-2006

    To Tree or Not to Tree

    By Staci Kennedy

    Personal narrative explaining why one intermarried woman decided she couldn’t have a tree, even though it was the only vestage of Christianity that held meaning for her husband.

    Date: 08-10-2006

    To Play or Not to Play Carols

    By Robert Wiener

    Reprinted news article about a controversy in a New Jersey school district over a mysterious ban on the brass ensemble playing Christmas carols--no one knows who instigated the ban, and no one’s sure whether it’s necessary!

    Date: 08-10-2006

    Thoughts on Christmas

    By Jennifer Kittay

    Personal narrative by a woman who grew up in an interfaith family, remembering how Christmas in her house was more about tradition, familiarity and family than religion.

    Date: 08-10-2006

    The Yiddishkeit of Bacon

    By Dan Friedman

    Personal narrative about an intermarried man who helped his in-laws decorate a Christmas tree, but considers it a secular celebration.

    Date: 08-10-2006

Showing 71 to 80 of 136