I have many Jewish friends who do the same Shalom.
I agree with you Rachel, Most all of my friends know my belief so the x-mas thing is not to big of a deal. some still give a gift and I try and be nice, after all they were doing it out of the kindness of their heart . And if I am trying to speak with them about Torah , being nice helps.
Exactly. Most people know I'm a Jew, and they are giving me a gift not because they think I celebrate the holiday,
but because they are in a generous spirit. It doesn't bother me in the least.
First of all I wouldn't put myself in the position of being around anyone that would want to give me a Christmas gift....if I got it in the mail I would send it back...Most people that know me...KNOW that I do not do Christmas....even my business associates....WHEN I meet someone that is going to be in my life....land lord, etc....I immediately explain that We do not keep the holidays...this avoids ANY hurt feelings....later.
You are absolutely right, sevynn. Any Christmas gifts we receive are to be rejected by us. We must civilly let the giver know where we stand on this, that YHWH shows us in His Scriptures that X-mas is a pagan holiday and that we will have nothing to do with it. We should then either return the gift or else throw it away. In the case of money, I would give it to a poor person who needs it, just as if it was drug money that I found and gave away. -Edi believe you should reject all aspects of christmas, even recieving gifts we have educates our entire family about gifts for the kids and they respect our belief now, at first it was difficult however over time they begin to underdtand your lifestyle. We have returned gifts also.
I guess. lol