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Happy Hanukkah

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Dear Readers, Happy Hanukkah! I hope all those who are celebrating are enjoying the holiday with lots of latkes and fun. And Merry Christmas to our Christian readers, as well. There are a lot of interesting traditions regarding Jews and Christmas, which in Yiddish was called nittel nacht. Jews in Europe especially tried to lay low, since Christmas mass sometimes fired up its listeners to attack Jews. But religious Jews didn't consider Torah study to be an appropriate activity on Jesus's birthday, lest it be construed to be in his honor. So it was the one night when religious Jews would engage in fun games, such as cards. So maybe that's a tradition to continue tonight. Happy Hanukkah! Rahel
Message Edited by Rahel on 12-24-2008 01:53 PM
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