Jewish Facts of Life
How do Jewish people who don’t know Jesus feel about Christmas?
It’s inadvisable to over-generalize, but safe to say that for many Jewish people, December presents a dilemma. Everywhere one looks, there are glittering reminders of someone else’s holiday.” Even though many of the festivities have little or nothing to do with the birth of Jesus, there seems to be a gut-level recognition that the real purpose of the holiday is to celebrate Him. Christmas music and decorations, and yes, even evergreen trees or wreaths have an appeal that is hard to resist, but many people feel they must resist because Jesus is (so most people believe) not for Jews. Click here for an illustration of how some Jewish people deal with Christmas.
Last month we talked about Hanukkah, which began last Friday night. But since it’s still going on, Potato Latke recipes abound … this one suggests par boiling potatoes before, frying for lighter crispier potato pancakes.