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The "December Dilemma" in Interfaith Marriages

By December 9, 2012

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For many Jews, although Hanukkah, a festival of lights, is a time to celebrate, sing, eat, and have fun, it is also a time to remember the importance of religious freedom and the distinctiveness of being Jewish. So for some Jews, it is sacrilegious to try to intermingle Hanukkah with Christmas just because the holidays take place around the same time.

The "December Dilemma" in winter doesn't have to be a time of conflict in a Jewish - Christian interfaith marriage. Here are some suggestions for interfaith couples dealing with the issue of winter holiday celebrations.

Related:
     How Interfaith Couples Can Celebrate the Winter Holidays
     Praying Together as an Interfaith Couple
     More About Judaism

Comments
December 31, 2008 at 6:25 am
(1) pastfirst says:

A very enjoyable article.
I don’t have this problem myself as I am Jewish.
I am not at all observant but the idea of having a christmas tree at home could never be an option.
But the idea of a blue and white winter tree was great.

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