The Resurrection of Christ by Peter Paul Rubens, painted around 1611

Why Some Jews Don't Study Torah on Christmas Eve

The excuse for not studying Torah on Christian holidays is usually that Jews get attacked on those days, but the original reason has been long forgotten, and is dark indeed

It is a common practice among Hasidic Jews to abstain from studying the Torah on Christmas Eve. This tradition is remarkable, since for one thing, religious Jews do not usually have customs associated with...

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