Can a Jew have a Christmas tree?

This arborial query come to Zamboni just today.

To this I say most definitely yes. The asker says that her spouse is of non-jewishness and they have children who like to have a tree. It is just a tree with many lights! A tree is a non-denominational little being. There are trees is Israel. In fact, an old Jewish saying says that a man must do three things in his lifetime: have a son, plant a tree, and write a book. Think of this tree in that way. Everyone who plants one is Jew!

And too, a menorah going full force on night number 8 is much like a tree lit up, no?

Zamboni say if your Irish girlfriend Cathy o’Shea can pig out on your aunt Tilly’s latkas, then you can enjoy tree for a month.

see Christmassy bowtie- this by Ralph Lifshitz!

I hope this helps, and you can always put Star of David on top.

One thought on “Can a Jew have a Christmas tree?

  1. when i was a kid, living in an all jewish town, i never even saw a christmas tree…now i see my son makes sure my grandkids will have one. yay! maybe their nana will have one, too!

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