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Hanukkah and Christmas

Some Jews Can't Get Jazzed Over Hanukkah

Religion News Service | Beth Kissileff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Ayelet Waldman isn't shy about sharing her true feelings about the upcoming Jewish festival of lights. "I loathe Hanukkah," said Waldman, a m...

Hanukkah: Not Quite The Jewish Christmas

Rabbi Barry A. Kenter | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Barry A. Kenter

"Oh, I know all about Hanukkah," she said. "It's the Jewish Christmas." Not quite. Hard to believe in a materialistic age but Hanukkah's origins have absolutely nothing to do with gift-giving.

A Jew At Christmas

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

It was a point of pride for my parents and teachers that we clung faithfully to traditions such as Hanukkah in the face of so much Christmas -- and a source of pride in America that we could do so, for the most part, unmolested.