The December Dilemma
The word “dilemma” derives its origins from the 16th century, when someone wanted to say there was a choice between two undesirable alternatives.
When we mention “the December Dilemma,” it is not really a comparison of two negative options, but rather refers to the myriad of situations we must tackle when faced with the overwhelming abundance of Christmas cheer as a minority religious population.
How do we keep our own holiday front and center for our own families, without simply caving in to the competition and embracing a full-out commercialism version of Chanukah? Let’s explore some options in this month’s newsletter:
We hope you find the aforementioned articles interesting and relevant to your current experience. Chag Urim Samei-ach (Happy Festival of Lights)!
The ISJL Education Team
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