Is Christmas Celebrated in Israel?

Strange question, huh! Why would a Jewish nation, who does not acknowledge Yeshua (Jesus) as anything more than a good teacher or philosopher, celebrate His birth?

You might be surprised to know there is a population of both Messianic Jews and Arab Christians (among other smaller groups of believers) in Israel. But even beyond that, some cities are very inclusive in what they allow as part of holiday celebrations, so you might see a Hanukkah menorah, a Christmas tree, and the sickle and star (Muslim symbols) in the same display.

While not widespread, yes, Christmas is celebrated in Israel. Find out more about Christmas in Israel here.

Be sure to check in tomorrow as we consider whether Christmas is a legitimate Christian celebration or a pagan holiday.

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