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When I was growing up as a Jew in the 1950′s in N.Y. C. all year you were an American a part of society all year except from The day after Thanksgiving to New Years Day, you were alienated from society.In school I remember Christmas songs being tought and sung and I asked when are we going to sing Hanukkah Songs only to get a wise guy smirk from the teachers. The Christmas decoration were up on every main Street U.S.A. and every T.V. show had a Christmas special or theme not to mention every radio station playing Christmas songs , It was like We Jews were aliens In the country for 1 month a year.
Today with the inclusion Hanukkah in the ‘Holiday Season” makes me feel good that no Jew in America will be allienated once again… Even thou Hanukkah is not the most Holiest of Jewish Holidays it plays a paramount importance to Jews in todays society..I will still greet and wish thoses who are of the Christian faith a Merry Christmas but hope that if you don’t know me personaly and know my faith to greet me by saying Happy Holidays.end
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