Multicultural Holiday Greetings

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!

I just answered a note from a teacher thanking me for my words about Newtown. (My words can be summed up by saying I was speechless, and didn’t have any words.)

Then he wished me a Merry Christmas, and hoped if I was Jewish I would forgive his faux pas. I replied as follows:

“And regarding your holiday greeting, I accept good wishes and good sentiments from everyone of all faiths! No need to worry about being offensive.

Hope your Christmas was merry. And, yes, I am Jewish, but am open to peaceful greetings from anyone with good intentions.”

What do you think? Can you except good wishes in the spirit they were intended, or do I have to know your religious beliefs and then only address the specific holidays you celebrate?


  1. says

    I think that we need better protection for our kids in school. Exspecially in the suburban schools. In most of your inner city schools, they have metal detectors at the front doors, and you have to walk through those doors when you visit. One way in to visit, should help protect our children,