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Halloween Is Not Our Holiday

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

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Visitor Comments: 65

(65) Nancy, November 2, 2014 2:07 PM

Giving out something besides candy

With the obesity epidemic in this country, I may do something different next Halloween. Perhaps instead of giving out candy, I will give out colorful stickers to the trick or treaters.

(64) Anonymous, November 2, 2014 12:20 AM

never mind that Haloween and Christmas were days to kill Jews

Back in europe, Jews would board up their windows and cower in fear as their Christian neighbors descended on them. caroling, and massacring Jews. You may say that that doesn't exist anymore, but that IS the history. As R' Leib Keleman said: imagine if your great-great grandchild went to a Hitler Day celebration. Even if by then, people forget hitler and don't associate what he did with the holiday, you would be disgusted!

(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!

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