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Hanukkah and Christmas

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    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

    Many Interfaith Families Face Evergreen Dilemma

    By Julie Wiener

    Reprinted news article about rabbis’ opinions on whether they should officiate at in-house brit mila and baby-namings in houses that are decorated for Christmas.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Jews and Jello

    By Shana Franklin

    Reprinted article by child of interfaith parents describing the ways in which her mother, who converted to Judaism, incorporated important, "magical" parts of Christianity such as the Easter bunny and Santa Claus, into her kids’

    Date: 08-09-2006

    It May Seem Grinchlike, but…

    By Adina Giannelli

    Opinion piece and personal narrative arguing for the separate celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah to uphold the integrity of each.

    Date: 08-09-2006

    Interfaith Holidays at the Office

    By Lyssa Friedman

    Personal narrative about an interfaith friendship where each partner taught the other why their holiday--Christmas or Hanukkah--was uniqe and important, and both learned to sympathize with the other’s December stresses and joys.

    Date: 08-09-2006

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