Hanukkah meets Christmas: Chrismukkah

Christmas and Hanukkah have quite a lot in common: Candles are lit at both festivals to brighten up the dark season; both festivals fall on the 25th day of a month – Christmas on 25 December and Hanukkah on 25 Kislew, the ninth month of the Jewish calendar; and both are still traditional, family celebrations which have become festivals of consumerism.

The staff of the Jewish Museum Berlin didn’t want to choose between latkes and gingerbread and celebrated the “greatest superholiday known to mankind”:

Character Seth Cohen on the television series The O.C.


Some impressions

As a tribute to sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman, Program Director Léontine Meijer-van Mensch throws herself into the role of “little Zyggie”, who considers the merging of Hanukkah and Christmas as part of the “liquid modernity”; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Franziska Schurr


Tangerines, cookies, dreidel cake; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Franziska Schurr


“Zyggie” performs in front of the Christmas tree; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Franziska Schurr


Blogerim wishes everyone happy – possibly “liquid” – holidays!

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