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Halloween Is Not Our Holiday
Lori Almost Live

Halloween Is Not Our Holiday

Why my kids don't feel they're missing out.

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Published: October 24, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 63

(63) Marc, October 29, 2011 7:03 PM

I lost interest....

I lost interest for Halloween due to an emotional scar, not for any religious nonsense...I understand it's a pagan thing. But that's not an excuse to hate it either....I just don't celebrate because it brings back emotional scars of bad halloweens for many years. And I decided to stop celebrating it period for personal reasons. Not for some idealogical nonsense.

(62) jon, July 16, 2011 9:07 PM

halloween is as pagan as Just as xmas trees

halloween is a pagan thing not a holiday .. I am glad to see it is losing popularity finally. I have been convincing people that xmas trees are a celtic druid way of keeping life green in your house in winter. No where is it found in any bible either. So why are many christians in denial. STUPID "TRADITION"

(61) Marc Gelmon, December 26, 2010 9:10 AM

Come on!

OMG I cannot believe it, I LOVED Halloween as a child and it was enough that Christmas was out of my reach, but to remove Hallloween, I don’t know how I would have managed. To this day it’s one of my favourites, I love the look of it and the season of Autumn and all that it entails. It’s so much fun for the kids why do we have to take this one off the roster? It doesn’t take anything away from your Jewishness and you can still celebrate all Jewish holidays and events with just as much vigour. I really never understood the point of people living in a country if they weren’t also willing to participate in at least some of the national holidays and traditions. I love Halloween and always will, and I love being involved in it, and it never takes anything away from my Jewishness!

(60) s, November 16, 2010 10:00 AM

I'm against halloween because it is pagen and we are not allowed to do that stuff

(59) Mati, November 3, 2010 5:38 AM

Other confused people

If you make aliya, the kids are not being "left out" or are "missing" Halloween because there is no Halloween and there is no dilema. And Lorie is right because she is giving NOT to celebrate the holiday but rather because she is giving because of chesed. Like I said, just because I might tie my shoes apparently like a Jew, doen't mean I am. Besides, the goyim will not have an excuse to say the Jews are cheap because they are not giving or that we are "bah humbug"ing the holiday. These two views are other "tying shoes" misinterpretations they might get.

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