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Reading for a Jewish/Filipino Christmas


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:

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