Chanukah ain’t Jewish Christmas

  • Las Posadas (Mexico-Christian)
  • Orthodox Christmas
  • St. Nicholas Day (Christian)
  • Epiphany/Three Kings Day (Christian)
  • Yule (pre-Christian Scandinavia)
  • Saturnalia (Ancient Romans)
  • Soyal (Hopi Indians)
  • Yalda (Zoroastrian)
  • St. Lucia Day (Sweden)
  • Dongzhi Festival (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans)
  • New Year (former Soviet republics)
  • Omisoka (Japanese)
  • Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
  • Diwali (Indian)
  • Kwanzaa (Pan African)
  • Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)



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Kara Rubinstein Deyerin

Kara Rubinstein Deyerin

I was raised half black but had a DNA surprise. I’m an NPE (not parent expected), Jewish, mom, wife, writer, cook, knitter, and connoisseur of all things human.