HOLIDAY FEATURE:Drawing a line on the commercialization of Hanukkah

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c. 1998 Religion News Service NEWTON, Mass. _ Fed up with the”Christmas-ization”, or commercialization, of Hanukkah, one large Massachusetts synagogue is fighting back. Even as many American Jews ascribe an inflated importance to Hanukkah to give their children a Jewish alternative to Christmas, Newton’s Temple Emanuel, the largest Conservative synagogue in New England, is bucking […]

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