|Halloween and Shabbat|
There are many articles on this topic including a great article by Edmon Rodman in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. How do I feel it is a complicated topic.
The first year I was an educator and Halloween fell on Hebrew school date I was determined have Hebrew school. I had less then 10 students out of 100 attend that afternoon. Thank goodness Halloween has not been on a Tuesday for a few years. Now with the hours of Halloween not just strictly recommended by each local city but most families adhere to these hours. I have watched Halloween over the years become not just a much bigger American celebration but it also heralds the beginning of the Christmas season as well.
|Challah with Candy|