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If you are a Christian,do you celebrate Hanukkah or light a menorah since Jesus celebrated it?

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Asked by AngiDas at 6:46 AM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • no..its a jewish religious holiday and i'm not jewish.

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:28 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • no we do not

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 7:46 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • We did last year, mainly because my son--who has autism--learned about Hanukkah in school and kept talking about the menorah. Finally I went to a Jewish supply shop and bought one, along with candles and a Hanukkah book, and we lit the candles for two nights.

    Answer by tinamatt at 8:03 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • No. We are not Jewish.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 8:18 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I am not christian, I am pagan.. but we light a menorah because in our home we celebrate Yule, Chanukah and Christmas.. we want our son growing up learning about ALL faiths.

    Answer by MamaJasmine at 8:58 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • i havent before, but DH and i have talked about it. its a beautiful holiday with a great message and i dont see why only Jews should celebrate it. we might next year.

    Answer by okmanders at 9:44 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • okmanders, do you get that this holiday is not just lighting the menorah. It is about freedom but it is a very specific freedom. It is about freedom from the Greeks to be Jewish. It is a validation of our very existence and a triumph over those who would oppress us. Great message, but distinctively Jewish.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 10:26 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • We have not in the past, but have discussed honoring Chanuka in the future. Yes it is a Jewish holiday, but it was a part of the heritage of Christ and many aspects of our faiths overlap. Our faith is rooted in the OT/Torah

    Answer by asmcbride at 10:33 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Jesus was still living in the Old Covenant times before the time of the Cross so that is why He still celebrated... that all changed when He became the final sacrifice.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:01 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • balagan ive never heard that...i was taught that it was about the Macabees and the miracle of God giving them enough oil to light the lamps for 8 days. as long as its not offensive to the Jewish faith for us to honor Hanukkah, i dont understand the problem. my family uses a lot of parts of the Pagan faith to celebrate Christmas and Easter, too. what im getting at is that i want my children to understand other holidays and other faith's traditions.

    Answer by okmanders at 12:28 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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