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From: Mark Mallarde (e-mail him)
Re: Tom Piatak`s Column: War Against Christmas 2009: Reflections On Hannukah, Christmas And "Nitel Night"
Having had some religious schooling, I learned long ago that the development of Hannukah as a winter festival is more of a Jewish adaption, call it Americanization, of the religion. It seasonally harmonizes the experience of Jewish children with the rest of their peers.
A strange twist: the only good Hannukah song and, indeed, the best out there, was performed by the least Jewish person alive, Garrison Keillor.
Mallarde, a lawyer, lives near Santa Monica. Previous letters from him about Barack Obama are here and here. More Mallarde letters about "out of control" American women and the mainstream media`s support of gay marriage are here and here.