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New York’s Secular Jews Celebrate Their Christmas Traditions

Commercial, tinsel bedecked and secular it may be, the Christmas holiday is Christian at its core. And so, for centuries, Jews have stood apart from the celebrations the mainstream enjoys. However, in New York City, which boasts the world’s largest Jewish population outside Israel, secular Jews have developed their own parallel seasonal traditions. Sean Altman is a New York Jew. He is also known as the singing and songwriting talent behind “Jewmongous,” his popular comedy show that...

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