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Season's Greetings
« on: December 17, 2017, 12:21:21 PM »
Is it assur to greet someone with Merry Christmas?
How about Happy Holidays? (Or Happy holidays)?


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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 12:25:55 PM »
When you use the term J**** togethet with tbe term C***** you are acknowledging him as a diety. The same would hold true for the holiday name.
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 01:00:00 PM »
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 01:19:57 PM »
@henche...you seem to be having a slow Channuka....

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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 01:52:11 PM »
When you use the term J**** togethet with tbe term C***** you are acknowledging him as a diety. The same would hold true for the holiday name.

How about calling people "Christians"?

ETA: It seems like calling people Christians is no different than calling certain Lubavitchers "Meshichists".
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 01:52:16 PM »
I say happy holidays and a happy new year. If someone says merry Xmas I just say thx same to you...
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 02:56:38 PM »
On Thanksgiving they have football games to help people deal with their family. We need that for chanuka
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
Is it assur to greet someone with Merry Christmas?
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 11:09:04 PM »
When you use the term J**** togethet with tbe term C***** you are acknowledging him as a diety. The same would hold true for the holiday name.
i beg to differ. Given that is how he is referred to, it is common parlance. Especially when one inserts the word F****** as an adjective(?) between J**** and C*****
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 12:04:20 AM »
@henche...you seem to be having a slow Channuka....

I would say the lead seems to have addled his brain more then usual

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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 12:28:48 AM »
Is it assur to greet someone with Merry Christmas?
How about Happy Holidays? (Or Happy holidays)?
I do, it is not going to make me a better or worse person, everyone has their own religion , I believe in mine but respect all other religions, by the way, our Rabbi who is a close friend,does say Merry Christmas to Christians as they wished him Happy Channuka.
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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 04:00:00 PM »
Is it assur to greet someone with Merry Christmas?
How about Happy Holidays? (Or Happy holidays)?

א הַנּוֹדֵר אוֹ נִשְׁבָּע בְּשֵׁם עֲבוֹדַת כּוֹכָבִים, הֲרֵי זֶה (הָיָה) לוֹקֶה. וְאָסוּר לְהַזְכִּירָהּ בִּשְׁמָהּ, בֵּין לְצֹרֶךְ בֵּין שֶׁלֹּא לְצֹרֶךְ.
ב שֵׁם חַגִּים שֶׁלָּהֶם שֶׁהֵם כִּשְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי אָדָם, אֵין חֲשָׁשׁ לַהִזְכִּירָם. וְהוּא שֶׁלֹּא יִקְרְאֵם כְּמוֹ שֶׁמַּזְכִּירִים אוֹתָם הָעוֹבְדֵי כּוֹכָבִים, בְּלָשׁוֹן חֲשִׁיבוּת. (מָרְדְּכַי ספ''ק דַּעֲבוֹדַת כּוֹכָבִים בְּשֵׁם ראבי''ה וְהַגָּהוֹת מַיְמוֹנִי וְרַבֵּינוּ יְרוּחָם) .
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It's not assur: Christmas is the name of the holiday not the name of the A"Z.
but ALOR or @aygart :)

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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 04:10:40 PM »
א הַנּוֹדֵר אוֹ נִשְׁבָּע בְּשֵׁם עֲבוֹדַת כּוֹכָבִים, הֲרֵי זֶה (הָיָה) לוֹקֶה. וְאָסוּר לְהַזְכִּירָהּ בִּשְׁמָהּ, בֵּין לְצֹרֶךְ בֵּין שֶׁלֹּא לְצֹרֶךְ.
ב שֵׁם חַגִּים שֶׁלָּהֶם שֶׁהֵם כִּשְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי אָדָם, אֵין חֲשָׁשׁ לַהִזְכִּירָם. וְהוּא שֶׁלֹּא יִקְרְאֵם כְּמוֹ שֶׁמַּזְכִּירִים אוֹתָם הָעוֹבְדֵי כּוֹכָבִים, בְּלָשׁוֹן חֲשִׁיבוּת. (מָרְדְּכַי ספ''ק דַּעֲבוֹדַת כּוֹכָבִים בְּשֵׁם ראבי''ה וְהַגָּהוֹת מַיְמוֹנִי וְרַבֵּינוּ יְרוּחָם) .
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It's not assur: Christmas is the name of the holiday not the name of the A"Z.
but ALOR or @aygart :)
Figured I'll get a smile from google, and I indeed did. The ending takes the cake!  ;D

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Re: Season's Greetings
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 04:34:26 PM »
Figured I'll get a smile from google, and I indeed did. The ending takes the cake! ;D
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