Thursday, December 23, 2004


Dear Miriam:

I can get behind what you wrote in the Forward. If you choose to enjoy the secular joys of the season kol hakovod. This is very different from insisting that Jews ought to enjoy Christmas - and the religious side of Christams, too - which is an idea that's been gaining traction in Conservative Jewish circles.

As readers of dovbear know, Conservative columnists are promoting the absurd idea that Christmas in America is under seige, and the Jews are to blame. This sentiment has appeared in at least 6 town hall columns this season, and I've had the accute mispleasure of addressing them all.