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All Want For Christmas Is Jews

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I just watched Late Late Show host James Cordens ' Carpool Karaoke CHRISTMAS special. Special guest Mariah Carey sing pop song, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, with other celebrity guests singing along in montage. It was sweet. I read online comments after, descending into a world of American trolls, of uneducated misinformation where rules, decorum, social niceties, and FOR lack of better term love, do not reign. One man write, I am Muslim, and I still love this song! This comment provoked enormous attack, vitriolic onslaught of bigoted comments about terrorists, benevolent defenses on behalf of ALL Christians, and a lot of people upset. Why do you have to mention you were Muslim at ALL? One commenter write. Its Just CHRISTMAS carol. This IS supposed to be an essay about Chanukah, which happens to fall on CHRISTMAS Eve this Year, and ends eight days later, just after New Years. When I think of Chanukah, I think of latkes and fried food and chocolate and family. I think of complicated stories about survival and triumph, about a tiny army defeating its giant enemy, about light compounding and miracles generating. I think of lining up in Jerusalem for freshly fried sufganiyot, traditional jelly doughnut celebrating the miracle of oil that was only enough FOR one night, but last eight. I remember inviting neighbors over to our living room to light candles, sing songs, and play dreidl. But mostly, if I think about Chanukah, I think about how weve embellish little-know Jewish holiday to cope with not being Christian on CHRISTMAS in a Christian nation. Things I took for grant growing up, like Santa at mall, CHRISTMAS lights in every storefront, songs About Jesus on the Radio. These things were just part of the fabric of my American life. Chanukah falls around CHRISTMAS, and we do our best to make it special and bright, but even in its eight days of glory, it was never enough to magically transform us into regular old Christian Americans. We ate Chinese food on CHRISTMAS, not ham, especially since ham isnt kosher. We go to movies with other Jewish friends on CHRISTMAS Eve. My father's former boss used to invite us to her house in Maryland. She had the most enormous indoor CHRISTMAS Tree I have ever see, and our job was to decorate it. ALL five of my very Jewish family members were invite, as if CHRISTMAS elves, to trim her tree FOR her. Our Christian neighbors invited us on CHRISTMAS morning, after they had opened presents, and sometimes before CHRISTMAS, to sing Nat King Cole songs. We attend a CHRISTMAS caroling Party every year at Wallaces, and on CHRISTMAS Day, we volunteer at a nursing home. I still remember an old man who told me, when I revealed that I was Jewish and Thats why I wasnt at home celebrating CHRISTMAS but there, instead, volunteering My Time with him, that I was going straight to hell.

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Christmas in Europe

For centuries, Jews of Central and Eastern Europe feared Christmas-time. At any other time, pious Jews would be studying Torah in synagogue, but not on Christmas. Wary of being attacked in the street, they take refuge in their homes, playing cards or chess with their families. The story was different in Western Europe, where, for the Jewish elite, holiday symbols such as the Christmas tree signify secular inclusion in society. Affluent German Jews often pose for portraits with their extended families in front of elaborately decorated Christmas trees. Viennese socialite Fanny Arnstein, Co-founder of the Music Society of Austria, was among the first Jews to introduce the Christmas tree into Home, act also practiced by none other than the father of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl. Indeed, after Herzl completed his seminal book on Zionism in 1895, Viennas chief rabbi visited him at his home during the month of December. This historically significant meeting takes place with a Christmas tree in view. In Berlin, great scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem, grew up in a home that celebrated Christmas with roast goose or hare, decorated Christmas tree which my mother bought at market Peters Church, and big distribution of presents for servants, relatives, and friendsAn. Aunt who plays piano treated our cook and servant girl to Silent Night, Holy Night. ' These celebrations, Scholem believe, reflect the view that Christmas was a German national festival, in celebration of which we join not as Jews but as Germans. As a young adult, Scholem would reject his familys celebration and, instead, attend Maccabee Ball for single Jews in Berlin matchmaking idea that has as its modern counterpart Matzo Ball, party for Jewish singles held in cities throughout North America.

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