Skip to comments.Jews for 'It's OK to Say Merry Christmas' Press Conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Posted on 11/30/2005 9:13:12 PM PST by churchillbuff
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Bryan Rudnick, 561-499-3201
WHAT: Jews for "It's OK to Say Merry Christmas" press conference
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The National Press Club (529 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.) in the Murrow Room.
WHY: To speak out against the War on Christmas -- ongoing efforts to purge Christmas from our schools, public events, retail establishments and the culture, and why this should concern Americans of all faiths.
Don Feder -- president, Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation
Michael Horowitz -- senior fellow, Hudson Institute
Rabbi Daniel Lapin -- president, Toward Tradition
Jackie Mason -- entertainer (by conference call)
Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation was organized to combat anti-Christian bias in government, the news media, Hollywood and public education -- and from activist groups. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.jews4fairness.org.
Jews and Christians share many common values and traditions. Jews and Christians, unlike another certain religion, don't believe it is a good thing to send out our children stapped with explosives to kill innocent people.
I have several Jewish friends and when I do Christmas cards, I specially buy a few Happy Holidays cards to send them instead of the traditional Christmas card.
They're Reform Jews and I doubt they'd take offense at getting a Christmas card - but nonetheless, I don't wanna take a chance at them feeling awkward or put off because of it.
Jews get a bad rap from all this anti-Christmas stuff. It is not Jews who object to Merry Christmas, it is secularists.
Very nice! My thanks to all who support this effort. And for the record, I've defending Hannukah and Hannukah decorations more than once in my life -- and will happily do so any time it needs to be done.
Hanukkah is simply not a similar holiday to Christmas, and it is nonsensical to try to blend it in to the Christmas season. So for Christmas, say "Merry Christmas" and don't feel guilty about it... what you should feel guilty about is that woman sitting there in the dark, going blind, because you wouldn't change the lightbulb for your poor, old mother....
But seriously, if you're celebrating Christmas, it's an obvious charade to pretend to be celebrating some multifascist polyholiday... as I understand it, Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of the son of God, not about Santa Claus and Wal-Mart. Likewise, Hannukah is about a rebellion against a tyrant and gift-giving, cards, etc. are not appropriate.
Alouette has been posting Rabbi Lapin's email commentaries recently. Doesn't surprise me he's in this bunch.
For that, we are truly grateful.
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My guess is that you are right, they would not be offended by a Christmas card but appreciate your thoughtfulness in getting them a Holiday card instead.
BTW, I will probably post this to a number of different threads, but I expect Santa Claus will again be visiting my niece's (my wife and I are raising her) school this year and we will be putting up Christmas lights soon. I don't think anyone will be offended by either, even though my wife and niece are Buddhist, the neighborhood is Muslim, and I am Jewish. This is one of the nice things about living in Thailand.
I could probably live with it.
They are my brothers and sisters.
"Jews get a bad rap from all this anti-Christmas stuff. It is not Jews who object to Merry Christmas, it is secularists."
I believe you're absolutely correct on all counts. In my experience, Jewish people have been very gracious about the holidays I celebrate. And I, in return, treat their observances with equal amounts of respect.
Secularists, athiests, the ACLU and other agenda-ridden lefties are the perpetrators of the Christmas debacle. It's heartening to see we've got a backlash in play. I vote we go after them and bury this nonsense as quickly as possible.
Likewise, when someone greets me with well wishes in the spirit of one of their religious holidays, I recieve it gladly..
Sharing the special occassion of their holiday is no burden on my soul, and promotes good will and understanding..
I would simply like to see that attitude reciprocated by those of other faiths and beliefs toward me and my beliefs..
Wishing someone Merry Christmas is a profession of Goodwill Toward Men and Peace On Earth..
I find it highly amusing that anyone can take that as an Insult, or an aggressive act, or some challenge to their belief system..
Even to those of no belief..
Atheists that feel threatened or insulted by the well wishes made in a religious context are obviously very weak in their convictions..
An atheist of true conviction would consider "Merry Christmas" no different than "Good Morning" and would respond equally and accordingly..
Peace On Earth And Good Will Toward Men..
It is definitely not us Jews in this campaign against Christmas. Rather, it's the extremist secular crowd! We love Christians freely expressing and publicly displaying the joyful and meaningful (and even the silly) greetings and reminders of Christmas! I think this group is doing a great thing.
Just don't forgot to wish us Happy Hanukkah next week and occassionally mention us at conventions so we know we aren't completely forgotten or taken for granted in the party.
Yes. Secularist, liberal Jews.
At the same time I am an American of Irish heritage that says its ok to say "Póg mo thóin" to atheists and liberals against Christmas and Hanukkah.
As a lifelong resident of NYC I have always known that Jews and Roman Catholics here get it . When one religion's free expression is endangered, all religions are in danger.
That is why we never have a problem here with THE Christmas trees in Rockefeller Center, in front of Court Houses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, or Menorahs in the same locations. The are called Christmas trees not "holiday" trees, and Menorahs, not "candelabra".
No problem with display of Ten Commandments, crêches, or other religious symbols that takes place in other places.
The ACLU won't mess with NY. As former Mayor Ed Koch, and current Mayor Mike Bloomberg put it... "we love Christmas"!
Wow - this is interesting.
And the atheists and the corporate PR idiots who are striving to be politically-correct and offend NO one.
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