Posted to Religious Diversity News on December 20, 2019
Seattle’s Jennifer Stock grew up celebrating Christmas.
“Christmas for me was fun, it was important, there were lots of rituals involved.”
But when she married a Jewish man 30 years ago, holidays got complicated.
“Growing up and ever since, Christmas was the very worst time of the year,” said her husband, Sidney Stock.
Sidney was born in 1935, in the midst of the Hitler regime, and when he was four years old his father told him to keep his Judaism a secret. He says the strong Christmas presence in America has always made him feel isolated and lonely.