From Medieval Europe to Modern America, Seeking Out Meaning on Christmas for Jews

The ‘December Dilemma’ of today is one that U.S. and Canadian Jews can be grateful for.

Throughout history, Jews have grappled with a “December Dilemma,” deriving from either the threat of anti-Semitism on or around Christmas, or simply the uneasiness of living in a Christian society for which the holiday has an overwhelming presence.