Stop comparing Christmas and Hanukkah
Christmas is not a secular American holiday, but U.S. institutions will never stop treating it as such. So how’s a Jew to cope?
It’s Hanukkah once again, and with it comes holiday rivalry in the United States: Hanukkah versus Christmas. Lobbies of office buildings and stores come equipped with a decadent, glorious Christmas tree, complete with golden, wrapped presents and twinkling lights. Sometimes for us lucky ones, there’s an electric menorah sitting on a desk somewhere. If we’re really special, we’ll see a couple of blue and white...
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