Taking the Christmas out of Hanukkah
As American Jews, we face the challenge of preserving the Jewish ideals of Hanukkah in the midst of a commercialized Christmas-oriented society.
The new American Jewish miracle during our festival of lights is that we can observe and appreciate other lights without being a nervous minority or feeling spiritually inadequate. And we can be a light to others by reversing the commercialization that has also corrupted the birthday of a Jewish boy who radically preached the need to return to spirituality.
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