Yes, Kids, There Is a Jewish Santa Claus

In Israel, the approximately 160,000 Christians living in the country have had to mainly make do with the plastic tree variety. Until now.

The Holy Land always gets a lot of attention at Christmas time. Nazareth and Bethlehem co-star in any telling of the story; Jerusalem is, of course, assured a role; and the likes of Tiberias, Mount Tabor and the River Jordan, to name but a few, all get key cameos. But just because Christmas gives this land a lot of love does not mean it’s reciprocated.