Is it “kosher” to put Chanukah lights up on our house?

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My husband comes from a Christian family, but we’ve decided to raise our family Jewish. With Chanukah coming up, we were wondering about putting Chanukah lights up on our house, like my husband used to do. What are the customs around that? 

This question addresses a larger interest in the Jewish community today, as the Festival of Chanukah continues to evolve into a major dimension of the winter holiday season in American culture…

There are many elements of neutral, seasonal motifs that can be creatively and effectively used to provide a festive, attractive atmosphere for the holiday.  Read the entire blog post on


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