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« on: November 25, 2015, 10:38:52 PM »

My best friend is Jewish, and she always complains that the only mail she gets are bills.  With Hanukkah coming up, I decided to get her a card.  With my rudimentary knowledge of the holiday, I got her a humorous card, which I knew she would appreciate.  Now, I want to write something in it that is appropriate to the holiday, something that wouldn't sound mean or ignorant.  I know she probably wouldn't take too much offense to anything I wrote, because she knows where it comes from, but I want it to look like I at least tried to get it right.

I thought about telling her not to eat too many donuts, but I didn't think that would give the right sentiment, and would scream "ignorant Catholic girl" which is pretty much what I am. *L*

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 05:53:04 AM »

I would write : Happy Holidays Darling

 Love Cas
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 04:55:09 PM »

I would write : Happy Holidays Darling

 Love Cas

I'm looking for something a little less generic
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 10:21:20 PM »

I can sort of relate. For Christmas one year and to show unity, I told my Jewish friend that I'd get a pre-lit Menorah to put in my window. She laughed big time, saying that even if I found one, it would be a dead giveaway that I'm not Jewish. I had to think about that for awhile...we both had a pretty good laugh over that one. Got a lot of mileage out of it..every year after that we joked about "pre-lit" Menorah's.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 08:59:13 AM »

I honestly don't think she'd care what I put in the card.  I just want it to look like I made an effort.  She's had such trouble over the years, living in shelters that were supposed to be secular, but there was a prayer before every meal.  She's Jewish like I'm Catholic, raised in the church, but not really practicing, but when someone does something specific to our respective religions, we want it done right.  I want to do it right, for her.  It's just a card.  It really shouldn't be that hard.  I think this is why I don't send Christmas cards.  I never know what to write in them. *L*
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 03:36:58 PM »


I'm too late to be any help with Christmas past.

You may benefit from reading the Jewish Torah, the original Old Testament books of Moses and others.  They are far more explicit than later heavily edited Bibles such as the Revised King James Version.

She will be impressed that you took the time to study her Religion and gain far more insight as to how she thinks and lives.  This may also help you find a few of those situational phrases that are appropriate to use in a seasonal card.

Do not be afraid of learning.  Do not be afraid of questioning any differences in what you may have to find different from the Catholic Bible you grew up with.

Trust your own heart to tell you what is right.

Learn well.

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