Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Teaching Santa in Our Schools

«I don't particularly want to sound like Sarah Palin, but the term "holiday season" irks me.  It smacks of a pernicious movement to homogenize society that hearkens from a time in my youth when America was a melting pot rather than a salad bowl. "We're all really the same because we all celebrate holidays in December," the phrase seems to suggest.


I don't celebrate "the holidays." I celebrate Chanukah. The irony of the typical coincidence of Chanukah and Christmas (and Kwanza, even more profoundly, I think) is that Chanukah is a holiday of separation, of standing out, of not blending in with the SDC (Surrounding Dominant Culture). When Hallmark tells us it's time for the holidays, we should protest.»

Kol Tuv,

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