(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...
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"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.
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.
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