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    • potobac
    • 18.12.11 | 17:24 (IST)

    Be serious. How many people when they see Santa Claus think of a 4th century Turkish bishop? Santa Claus is no more than a continuation of the tradition of giving gifts on holidays. Many of the Christmas traditions are nothing but an effort to put a Christian face on pagan customs. In early Christianity Christmas was celebrated in the Spring, but the date was changer to align it with a pagan holiday. Do at least a little research.

    from the article: With Christmas fever abound, how should Jews respond?
    First published 07:30 18.12.11 | Last updated 07:30 18.12.11
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