Reading for a Jewish/Filipino Christmas

by Joey deVilla on December 24, 2007


Our Christmas tree ornaments, which include little dreidels.

Ours is a mixed household: the Ginger Ninja is Jewish, and I’m a Filipino Catholic. Although she’s from a tradition that doesn’t celebrate Christmas at all and I’m from what could arguably be called the culture that celebrates Christmas the most (a good chunk of the Philippines takes three weeks off — the two weeks prior to and the week after Christmas — for all the festivities and family activities), we work it out.

In the spirit of the season, three articles about Christmas from each culture. First the Jewish stuff:

…and now, the Filipino stuff:

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jafer December 25, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Merry Christmas! And all the best for a great 2008!

Neil in Ottawa December 26, 2007 at 12:45 pm

This is interesting stuff. I also like the stuff that
Matt Yglesias posted on Jews and Chinese food on Christmas.

Jimmy Reforma July 28, 2009 at 1:31 am

Baruch Shem Kivod Malchuto LeOlam Va’ed

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