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Old 12-02-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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St. Valentines Day > The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD.
This is a freaking hallmark holiday. There's nothing remotely religious about it nor it is a real holiday.

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Good Friday (STATE HOLIDAY IN 11 states!) - is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
This is not a holiday. The reason banks are closed is because Easter is on Sunday. and yes Easter is a religious holiday.


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Halloween - ( All Hallows' Eve) - Day before All Saint's Day !.
Not a holiday.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: the Empire State
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(Good Friday)
This is not a holiday. The reason banks are closed is because Easter is on Sunday. and yes Easter is a religious holiday.
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Good Friday is a state holiday in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. State and local government offices and courts are closed, as well as some banks and postal offices in these states.

Most public schools are also closed - either as a holiday of its own, or part of spring break.

Easter always fall on a Sunday, so no need to make it a holiday anyway.
But almost every mall is closed on Easter Sunday.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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NO religious holidays should it be, NONE.

Judaism should be respected and is older than Christianity!!

Emilio, when you live in a country where the majority is of one religion you can expect their holidays to be holidays observed.

In Israel all Jewish holidays are observed, in Muslim majority countries Muslim countries are observed.

That is just the reality and it is fair.

I am Jewish and I teach my kids to be proud and we celebrate our holidays.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Because America is a Christian nation
only hard core christians think that way.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: the Empire State
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Emilio, when you live in a country where the majority is of one religion you can expect their holidays to be holidays observed.

In Israel all Jewish holidays are observed, in Muslim majority countries Muslim countries are observed.

That is just the reality and it is fair.

I am Jewish and I teach my kids to be proud and we celebrate our holidays.
You're the only Jew saying that

Do you put up a Christmas tree at your house as well? Or what Christmas holidays do you celebrate? Maybe your partner is Christian
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Monsey, NY
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Emilio, when you live in a country where the majority is of one religion you can expect their holidays to be holidays observed.

In Israel all Jewish holidays are observed, in Muslim majority countries Muslim countries are observed.

That is just the reality and it is fair.

I am Jewish and I teach my kids to be proud and we celebrate our holidays.
You are NOT a Jew if you celebrate Christian holidays
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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You're the only Jew saying that

Do you put up a Christmas tree at your house as well? Or what Christmas holidays do you celebrate? Maybe your partner is Christian
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You are NOT a Jew if you celebrate Christian holidays
Maybe I misunderstood, but I took Jazzymom's post about being proud and celebrating "our" holidays as reference to Jewish holidays.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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If I moved to Israel, can I expect Christian holidays to be celebrated because I'm in the 2% of Christians living there?

Should Christian holidays be celebrated in Israel is addition to the Jewish holidays?

The number of Christians in Israel is comparable to the number of Jews in America.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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You are NOT a Jew if you celebrate Christian holidays
Christmas has turned into a dual Holiday.
Christians will celebrate it as a religious day of joy.

but there are plenty of atheists, agnostics, jews (and I also now a couple of Muslims and Hindis that celebrate it as a gathering time for family and friends.

The well known side note is that the date of Christmas was set to coincide with the winter solstice. Jesus was most likely born around April. Other theories are that born of a Virgin may mean that he is a virgo (but this should be in the reilgion forum...)
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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If I moved to Israel, can I expect Christian holidays to be celebrated because I'm in the 2% of Christians living there?
Actually they do. Tourst dollars (although Bethlehem is technically Palestine).
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