it’s hard to be a jew on christmas…

by anzya

Here are two variations on a similar theme, to cheer you up if you’ve been getting a lot of “merry christmas! i mean, uh, happy holidays? is that right?” & so on…  This one i happily discovered today via JWA:

The second; a classic: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103722/a-jew-on-christmas

But, we should perhaps be thankful that we’re not Jews in Eastern Europe about a hundred years ago. The YIVO Encyclopedia says that Yiddish terms for Christmas included “blinde nakht (blind night)”, “finstere nakht (dark night)”, and “moyredike nakht (fearful night)”, as Christmas Eve was historically a night of violence against Jews.

 

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