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It's in the Cards: Embracing the Sacred Ambivalence of Interfaith Holiday Greetings

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Bradley Hirschfield

Series: CLAL on Culture Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Diversity; Community Relations; Holidays

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


In light of the emergence of interfaith holiday cards, the author discusses how and why some may see the cards as a form of syncretism. But her asserts that being able to represent two or more religions on one holiday card may represent how those of different religions have gained a sense of mutual respect and affection for one another to be able to break the boundaries between their seasonal celebrations.