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December Dilemma

The Rabbi and the Christmas Tree

Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman

Just before Christmas the previous year, my mother ("Mimi" to her grandchildren) had died in my childhood home in Savannah, Georgia. For the first time in my life I had decided to spend Christmas away from my family of origin, away from Savannah. It was not an uncomplicated decision, but I had made peace with it.

Making Interfaith Marriage Work: The Questions I Am Asked Most

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

So as we once again enter the holiday season with its inherent stresses and strains, especially on interfaith families, here are some of the most persistent questions that I am asked each year regarding how to make interfaith marriage work.

A Rabbi's Christmas Thought (for Jewish Parents and Others)

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

We, American Jewish parents, guardians of the faith, have a choice. Do we try to diminish the magic of the lights our children see?

Dealing With the December Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Christmas and Kwanzaa are just days away, Hanukkah has just ended, and as always, for many people the issue of interfaith relationships still poses a ...

The December Dilemma And Decorative Hanukkah Lights

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

We live in a time when most Jewish families in America include some non-Jews as well. It would be wonderful if the "December Dilemma" stopped being such a dilemma.

December Dilemma: Maccabees vs. The Elves

Michele Somerville | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I have been so busy preparing for Hannukah and Christmas that I have, thus far, pushed away the urge to weigh the quandry "interfaith" couples find themselves in this time of year.

Holiday Envy

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 02.16.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

The omnipresence of Christmas trappings fuels what is known as the "December Dilemma." Many a Jewish parent recalls lusting after Christmas trees as a child, and that memory is enough to push her over the edge, all the way to the Christmas tree lot.

Mixing Religions during the Holiday Season: A Tale Of Guilt and Gelt

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

According to a new poll, Americans are mixing faiths more than ever before. Many attend worship services of more than one denomination, and many also blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs.