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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    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

    Our Multicultural, Interfaith Holiday Season

    By Ava Yelizaveta Shapochnik-Sanchez

    Personal narrative about a multi-cultural couple from Moldova and Colombia who respect (and whose parents respect) both religions and traditions while raising Jewish children.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Nuances of Hanukkah Story Should Be Kept Alive - and Changed

    By Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

    Professional advice about the Hanukkah story’s deeper meaning: the need to keep Judaism alive by making it relevant to each new generation and each individual person.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Not Your Typical Jewish Family

    By Johanna Karasik

    Personal narrative about a daughter of divorced interfaith parents whose father decided to hold a Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration and wanted her to teach their multi-faith extended family about Jewish traditions.   

    Date: 08-09-2006

    My First Hanukkah

    By Douglas Smith

    Personal narrative from a Jew-by-choice about celebrating his first Hanukkah--he was alone, but it still felt right.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    My First Christmas Eve Dinner at My Son's Home

    By Raquel Stabinski-Leib

    Personal narrative about a mother's initial apprehension, but ultimate enjoyment of Christmas Eve dinner at her newly intermarried son's home.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    My First Christmas

    By Emily Cappo

    Personal narrative about an intermarried woman’s first Christmas--she liked some parts, like the smell and beauty of the Christmas tree, while other parts made her feel uncomfortable, such as sitting while her husband kne

    Date: 08-09-2006

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