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’Twas the Day After Christmas . . . ’Twas the Day After Christmas . . .
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by Ethan Schwartz | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Joshua Eli Plaut’s new book, A Kosher Christmas: ’Tis the Season to Be Jewish, fails to recognize that in subverting Christmas, American Jews have promoted their own assimilation.
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