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Do 4 Percent Of Orthodox Jews Really Put Up Christmas Trees?

Do Jews put up Christmas trees?

We recently surveyed our readers, and were surprised that a full 20% reported that “hell yes” they do.

But given the results found in the 2013 Pew Study’s Portrait of Jewish Americans, perhaps we shouldn’t have been:

Do a full third of Jews really put up trees? Perhaps. But I’ve never met an Orthodox Jew who does.

To those silent 4% — please, please, email me. I want to hear your story — and how you make that work!

If you want to read more about Jews and Christmas, check out My Jewish Learning or JewFaq.

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