Esor Ben-Sorek

No Room At The Inn

12/24/2009
Staff Writer

Stuart Schoffman’s article, “Who is That Guy,” in the Text/Context issue (“The December Issue,” Dec. 11) touches on a sore spot for those Israelis who hold Jewish religiosity dear. Orthodox Jews, modern and haredi, find Christmas symbols unappealing and objectionable. The influx of thousands of non-Jewish immigrants into Israel introduced the widespread sale of Christmas trees and wreaths as well as a myriad of decorations, which alarm many of us.

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