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Judaism and Christmas

Growing Up Jewish in Texas: Christmas

Diane Ravitch | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Diane Ravitch

When I go with my partner to midnight Mass, I am glad I know the words to the songs. I look around and am not surprised to see a fairly large number of other Jews from the neighborhood, also joining in singing the songs with the choir. It is Christmas. It is a time to celebrate peace and joy and goodwill towards all. We can all share those hopes.

A Jewish Christmas? Some Say 'Oy Tannenbaum'

Posted 12.15.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Frances Dinkelspiel attends a Reform synagogue, is raising her teenage daughters Jewish and plans to h...

A Rabbi's Thoughts: What Christmas Tells Us About America

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

G.K. Chesterton once referred to America as "a nation with the soul of a church," by which he meant a nation with an enduring religious character. He was right about this, and each year the Christmas season proves it anew.

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.