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December 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Jerusalem Municipality Giving Free Christmas Trees to Christian Residents

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Christmas in Nazareth, Israel. Photo: Dr. Avishai Teicher Pikiwiki Israel.

JNS.orgThe Jerusalem municipality, with the support of the Jewish National Fund, will distribute free Christmas trees to Christian residents of the city on Dec. 22, three days before the holiday.

“As the home of the three Abrahamic traditions, Jerusalem is dear to over 3.5 billion people of varying faiths around the world. Our city is proud to be an open city, with freedom of religion for all residents,” a press release from the Jerusalem municipality said.

The Jerusalem Development Authority will help local residents in the Christian Quarter of the Old City decorate for Christmas. There are also several special events scheduled throughout Jerusalem to mark Christmas, including a Christmas Eve concert at Jerusalem’s historic YMCA, a Christmas Eve dinner at the American Colony Hotel, tours, and Christmas Mass at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other churches.

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  • charlie johnson

    howdy. i don’t have any opinions on this matter.on the surface,it seems a nice gesture. reading comments below it looks like it stirred up a hornets nest. we live in a world of little trust today. i think the trojan horse brought or civilization to a boiling point. none the less, i hope you folks over there in israel find peace soon.peace on earth,goodwill to men.

  • Sarah

    It’s not a terebinth tree, Sharon — sigh. It’s an evergreen and decorating it is a pre-Christian European custom for the solstice. No one “worships” a Christmas tree. Stop parading your bigoted ignorance, and let the Christians enjoy their holiday.

  • David

    Silly comment

  • Sharon E Kerr

    They have become like all the nations around them. This is forbidden in the Torah. You were commanded by G-d to destroy all forms of idol worship.The terebinth tree was one of the trees that was fashioned to conform to their deities, the Canaanites.

  • ISRAEL KEEPS MAKING MONSTERS OF THE ENEMY.

    It is also in 613 not to purchase anyiteM that will bring happiness to beliefs in gods of others, NOT TO PURCHASE FROM goyim during their festivals that profits would go towards helpiing them follow idols and observe rituals of gods of others, and that which will help them celebrate that which is against TORAH.

    The vatican wants parts of Jerusalem.
    The vaticAN DIDNT STOP ANY MISSIONARY ACTIVITY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHICH STEALS JEWISH SOULS.

    YES THE ENEMY OF ISRAEL AND JUDAISM AS IS IN THE XTIAN DECREE. AS this poop said 2 days after he assured the ”jews?” that he supports them, he said in his message to the world ”’we xtians must do more missionary work more witnessing, more to bring the world to accept jeusx.

    C’MON JEWS,,,WHEN DO YOU STOP DREAMING…
    YOUR ONLY FRIEND IS NOT MAN, BUT ‘ONE G-D’

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