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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    The Search for Common Ground

    By Elizabeth Lund

    Reprinted news article about how interfaith couples of many different combinations need to communicate and search for common ground, practices which our nation can learn from.

    Date: 08-10-2006

    The Ghosts of Christmas Past

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Personal narrative by a woman who converted to Judaism and has a strong Jewish identity, and was surprised to find that she still misses Christmas.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    The Disappearing Christmas Tree: One Interfaith Step-Family's Complex Holiday Solution

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative about a Jewish woman who re-married a Jewish man after they had both been in interfaith relationships.  In their house, they decided not to have a Christmas tree, much to their childrens’ chagrin.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    The December Delight

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative from the Protestant half of an intermarried couple describing how his family has negotiated the December Dilemma:  they have made it a delight by spending both Christmas and Hanukkah with family and friends.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    The Christmas Tree Mitzvah

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative by Catholic woman raising Jewish kids who missed having a real Christmas tree but worried that having one would threaten her kids’ Jewish identities.  When she was sick, her husband and kids got a tree

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Survey Says: Interfaith Families Keep Holidays Seperate

    By Douglas J. Guth

    Reprinted news article interviewing Ed Case about’s survey of how its readers celebrate the December holidays.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Star/Crossed: Jewish Stories from an Interfaith Life Etz Chayim, the Tree of Life

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Personal narrative from a Jew-by-choice coming to terms with giving up Christmas.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Southern Comfort

    By Cara Nissman

    Personal narrative about an interdating woman who spent Christmas with her boyfriend’s large family, and brought a menorah along.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Remembrance of Doughnuts Past: Defending the Meaning of Hanukkah

    By Jane Ulman

    Personal narrative about why Hanukkah is an important modern Jewish holiday since it brings familes together and creates happy memories--even if it is a "minor" holiday traditionally.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Pepper Ann Tries to Celebrate "A Kosher Christmas"

    By Anne Ludden

    Review of an episode of Disney’s cartoon Pepper Ann which dealt with the December dilemma for a pre-teen from an interfaith family.

    Date: 08-09-2006

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