Dec 23, 2009

Jewish Christmas


Most Jews experience some conflict during the Christmas Season. This is essentially a Christian nation, and to totally ignore that reality could be perceived as rude. Although Abe Simon proudly wore the Star of David on his boxing trunks in NYC, he also sent out Christmas cards to his non-Jewish associates. Simon, in 1942, was the last Jew to fight for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

MM, I have really enjoyed reading your posts on Abe Simon, thank you for putting this information out there for all of us to learn and enjoy.

Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!

The Banker

PS - 1942 was the last time a Jew fought for the heavyweight championship? I never would have guessed that.

ironpigpen said...

"In 1776, there were approximately 2,000 Jews in America. This rather small part of the population took an active role in the American Revolution. One company of soldiers in South Carolina has so many Jewish soldiers it was called the "Jew's Company".

www.jewishtreats.org/2009/07/jews-and-the-american-revolution.html

It is a fact that if one looks at photos of the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer one will see more Christian Crosses than Jewish Stars of David, and not by a little.

I still see plenty of Jewish Stars of David, however.

It is a Judeo-Christian nation historically, Mr. Molovinsky.

Pretty much since there has been a nation called the United States of America.

Who knows if it always will be...

Nevertheless --- HAPPY CHANUKAH!

michael molovinsky said...

as most of you know, unfortunately, our local blogosphere is under relentless attack, both overtly and subversively, by a local couple. in the "subversive" form, they submit comments which are acceptable, but then use them for a stepping stone for their own agenda. they also appropriate the names of other commentators to gain access. in addition to resulting in most blogs being moderated, productive discourse on important issues has been curtailed. as a consequence of all this, i occasionally, in error, reject an legitimate comment from a well meaning submitter. I apologize for not printing your comment, and my inability to better differentiate.

Anonymous said...

Michael. Thanks for this thread. My great uncle, an Italian American by the name of Sammy Angott (of Washington, PA) was lightweight champion of the world in 1942.
chuck