It seems to me Christmas is winning out over Hanukkah.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dutch
    • 05.12.11 | 19:28 (IST)

    Seriously, what child wouldn't want a Christmas tree and all the things that go with it --the glitter, and Santa coming down the chimney with their favor presents and neighborhood parties? Plus , the lovely creche Saint Francis' of Assisi created with all the animals land angels looking on in awe at the Christ child in the hay? http://www.catholictradition.org/Children/creche.htm In addition, to the Three Kings who came from afar on Camels with their glorious gifts of Gold, Frankicense and Myrrh for the newborn child. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi Lastly, the magic of the Nutcracker itself turning into a beautiful prince and taking Clara to see the dance of the Sugarplum Fairy & the Snow Queen in the land of the sweets.... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturecritics/sarahcrompton/8934914/Tchaikovskys-The-Nutcracker-triumphant-transformative-power-of-love.html I ask you -how can anyone resist it? All my Jewish and Middle Eastern friends have given into a long time it...And , I recall a jewish father writing into a local radio wishing Jews had all this beauty and magic of Christmas too..He said he couldn't hold his kids back from it and himself either... So , it is very contagious.......and more people are celebrating Christmas --especially children.Dutch

    from the article: U.S. Jews, use your influence to stop Israeli incitement
    First published 03:08 05.12.11 | Last updated 03:08 05.12.11
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