Hanukkah (or Chanukah) in Hoboken
You walk uptown by the Shipyard this “holiday season?” Well for one, last few times I was there – it seemed a little light on the Christmas decorations (other than what some of the local businesses put up.) Didn’t quite have much “spirit.” But like every year, there is quite a large menorah which signifies Hanukkah (or Chanukah).
One, I found it a bit odd that there was no Christmas tree to be found (which is technically the main “symbol” for Christian religions).
Two – why can’t they just settle on one name for the Jewish holiday. Constantly spelling it two or more different ways. Maybe there’s some marketing ploy behind the double name dipping?
And lastly – can’t they just make these holidays a little shorter? I mean between, Hanukkah, Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – that’s already 20 full days! Add Purim and other holidays, you’re almost up to one full month of religious observations a year! Why so many days for holidays?
Whatever, to each their own I guess. But how come no one is crying about “fair” like the way they did with property tax revaluations?
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