AS a Jew, and a religious one at that, this week, I am wishing my fellow Americans a Merry Christmas.
Not “Happy Holidays.” Merry Christmas.
I write, “my fellow Americans” because, as reported by the Pew Research poll released Wednesday, Dec. 18, nine in 10 Americans say they celebrate Christmas.
Apparently, many Americans have forgotten that Christmas is not only a Christian holy day, but also an American national holiday. Just as we wish one another a “Happy Thanksgiving” or a “Happy Fourth,” so, too, we should wish fellow Americans a “Merry Christmas.”