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Sixth & I (Virtual)

All I Want for Chanukah is a Christmas Tree

Dec 15, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
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Christmas is coming up, which raises the annual question: Am I a bad Jew if I put up a Christmas tree? For some, Christmas trees have lost their religious significance entirely and are simply a festive holiday decoration, while others see them as an iconic and deeply religious symbol of Christianity.

While making “good” and “bad” lists is more Santa’s domain, Rabbi Aaron leads a conversation about what our ancient rabbis might have said about owning—or not owning—a Christmas tree, how interfaith families might navigate this dilemma, and how this time of year impacts American Jewish identity at large.