Dec 26, 2011

A Jewish Christmas Card


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.

reprinted from December, 2009

4 comments:

ironpigpen said...

Glueckliches Chanukah noch einmal, Herr Molovinsky.

Anonymous said...

Nice post MM. My great uncle, Sammy Angott of Washington, PA, was lightweight champion of the world in '42. I'm sorry I missed those great days of boxing.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I learned this weekend that many songs of the Christmas season, like Walking in a Winter Wonderland, were written by Jews.

Anonymous said...

Irving Berlin enjoyed writing about the Christmas season!