Welcoming The Light, A Graphic

Awareness of the outside world. “Jewish people often volunteer to work on Christmas, especially if they work in 24/7 community service jobs like hospitals, newspapers, or police departments. This allows their Christian co-workers to get the day off, and gives the Jewish worker an extra day off at some other time of the year, when everything isn’t closed.” Judaism 1010: What Do Jews Do on Christmas?

Article points to the song, Chinese Food On Christmas, by Brandon Walker. To round out the topic, Vox: The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi, Keiles, Dec 25, 2020.



Process Note. Color Designer: Gradient Generator

Most of the winter holidays are about light, and the symbolism thereof. The Christmas Star. The Hanukkah Candles. The Yule Log. The Solstice. While Kwanzaa appears to be more about heritage, the celebration includes a candelabra, the kinara.

May the light of the ineffable shine on you and within you.


7 thoughts on “Welcoming The Light, A Graphic

  1. Thanks for the link to Jews and Christmas. I know it is common practice but I had no idea that it was such a well-established tradition.

  2. I just read and shared the Vox article with my family. Fun. We did the movie/Chinese food thing sometimes.

  3. I don’t celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Solstice. With lights within to celebrate the light returning without. And I don’t know where that writer is, around here the grocery stores are open, just with shorter hours. Some pharmacies are open regular hours. And some Chinese are Christian. A lot of Christmas music sucks, but not enough to make me scream (unless it’s All I want for Christmas is You). I am not offended in the least if someone wishes me a Merry Christmas. I am sick of people painting people with a broad brush.

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