Posts Tagged ‘ christmas traditions ’

Why Hasids Celebrate Xmas Eve (Sort Of)

December 23, 2015
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Nittel Nacht

Christmas Eve has such a marked place in European Jewish history that it has its own name: Nittel Nacht. As a precaution against the violent acts by marauding Eastern European and Russian Christians, Jewish study houses would be shuttered, mikvehs would be closed, and many would stay home playing cards…

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How Christmas Eve Became a Jewish Holiday

December 24, 2013
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Nittel Nacht

You may associate¬†Christmas with Chinese food¬†and a trip to the cineplex, but there’s an older…

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As Jewish As Chinese Food

July 28, 2011
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chinese_food

“Ask yourself, what food have you eaten more recently,” says author Jennifer 8. Lee, “apple…

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Theodor Herzl’s Christmas Tree

December 24, 2010
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Theodor Herzl's Christmas tree

Jews have devised all sorts of mechanisms for…

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