The Halloween Dilemma

For Tablet, Jenna Weissman Joselit writes that American Jews are divided on whether or not they should observe Halloween. She explains, “When it comes to marking Halloween, fragmentation rather than consensus rules the contemporary American Jewish roost. For every American Jew who can’t wait for Oct. 31, there are those who wish it away, turn a blind eye, shrug their shoulders, or sigh.” She adds that divisions over Halloween are partly rooted in growing conservatism in the Jewish community.

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