Hooah Wife blogged This Jews Views on Christmas
I have never assumed that. If I was in Israel, I would expect the primary emphasis would be on Jewish holidays, and I would be grateful for the ability to have any ceremony in Bethlehem on December 25. And if I was in Saudia Arabia, I would expect that the main holiday celebrated would be at the start and end of Ramadan. But this is the United States, where 80 percent of the people claim to be Christian, and here I expect to be able to celebrate Christmas
As I understand it is a minor Jewish Holiday celebrating the the miracle of the oil lasting 8 days, and holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Purim, and Pesach (Passover) are much more important; Hanukkah just happens to come around the same time as Christmas. This year it is December 25 - January 1 (or is it Dec 26-Jan 2)
God Bless You
Christians just have one God as well, but this may not be the proper place for a discussion of the Trinity
I would not fear a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Purim, or Pesach (Passover) either.
I agree completely. That is why I would not object to a celebration and/or lesson on the true meaning of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Purim, and Pesach, or an explanation of what the festival of lights (Hanukkah) is all about or the Secret of the Driedel. Learning about another faith does not mean you are being pressured to join that faith. But I would like to see Christian children allowed to know that the reason they get off from school on December 25 is because it is Christmas, not the "Winter Holiday" and that they should be permitted to have religious songs along with the secular songs about Santa and his reindeer (as the Supreme Court has ruled)and people outside your own little family and if you choose to make religion a part of a "government school" and think that it is OK and written in the Constitution
It is. The first amendment reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;....then I don't really feel bad when the ACLU comes breathing down your back
I do wish you, and every other Jew I know a very Happy Hanukkah.