The key is to come up with strategies that affirm Jewish pride while not adding to the politicized atmosphere of Christmas.
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Jewish Week Online Columnist
Q: It’s that time of year, when everyone everywhere is saying “Merry Christmas” to me, even people who know that I am Jewish. Should I simply smile and repeat the greeting or politely correct the greeter and say, “I’m sorry, I don’t observe Christmas.”