5 thoughts on “Don’t Wish Me a “Merry Christmas!” – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. HAHAHA! “Christian bigot?” I’ve never heard that phrase before, but it sounds VERY O’Reilly-ish (I can’t even watch his show, btw. Even the sound of his voice is too much for me, lol). How can he feel discriminated against as a Christian when they start selling Christmas stuff around Halloween? Now, I don’t mind being surrounded by Christmas stuff for two months (even at work), but trying to keep stores from being inclusive of the rest of us is a little too much. A bit greedy, don’t you think?

  2. I worked in a bookstore owned and run by a Jewish family during the holiday season one year. We said “Merry Christmas”, Happy Hanukah” and “Happy Holidays” according to what was appropriate to each customer, and most customers responded in kind. The joke at the store was that I should do the gift wrapping because as a goy I was more efficient since we had more practice at it!. The atmosphere was hectic but light-hearted. Bookselling there was a fun way to spend the giving season.

  3. that reminds me of a letter that someone recently wrote in to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. the reader wrote,

    “Christians who feel that ‘Happy Holidays’ is, as Bill Hendrick reported, ‘a retreat from the very foundation of their faith’ ought to examine why they are looking for that foundation in a shopping mall rather than within their hearts.”

  4. Target sent a secret memo that the phrase, “Happy Hanukkah” and any reference to Hanukkah is to be avoided during the holiday season in order to avoid offending, “people of other faiths”.

    Local governments followed suit and removed from the public square Menorahs and any other symbolic references to Hanukkah.

    What say yew?

  5. My mama was a spy for the CIA too. Hoosier will have to provide a little more proof than this statement to make me believe that Target targeted Hanukah for elimination.

    Also, menorahs are displayed publicly in a number of American cities so I’m not sure which local governments he/she’s talking about. Besides, I’m opposed to ALL displays of religious symbols on government property.

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