Neuhaus, Richard John
December 1997
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1997, Issue 78, p70
Focuses on the implications of the influential Jewish presence on the celebration of Christmas by Christians. Opinion of editor E. V. Kontorovich on the Jews' celebration of the feast of Hanukkah alongside with Christian's Christmas event; Stand of the Jews on the Menorah Principle; Views on the legality of celebrating festivities in public squares regardless of religion.


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