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Congregation to discuss how Jews stay jolly at Christmas time
Congregation to discuss how Jews stay jolly at Christmas time

When Rabbi Susan Grossman's son was much younger, he noticed that a movie theater had put up a large Christmas tree and a comparably little menorah. "He turned to me and said, 'How come the tree is so big, and how come the menorah is so small?' " Grossman recalled, noting that at the time she wondered if he thought the size difference meant Christmas is a big holiday and Hanukkah a small one, or that Christianity is a big religion and Judaism small. And then her son finished his thought: " 'The tree is really beautiful,' " Grossman recalled him saying. " 'And Hanukkah is my holiday.' " The interaction between Jews and...

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