December 9, 2013

Regarding Jennifer Lapidow’s Dec. 6 letter, “National Menorah Lighting needs brighter list of luminaries”:

Enough with the jealousy already. Hanukkah is not to the Jewish people what Christmas is to Christians, and what we Jews have done in an attempt to make it so has been a bit excessive, with all due respect. Such competition! Hanukkah bushes, gifts every day for seven days — it’s not Christmas, people. It’s not a major Jewish holiday.

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, or Passover; these would deserve the recognition of famous politicians, although I am not sure that their presence would enhance the celebration. It’s nice enough that we have a menorah on the Ellipse, thank you very much.

Sabina Dym, Potomac