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Helper’s Little Santas

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Helper's Little Santas

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You know what’s the back story here, right? The father (pictured pushing the baby carriage) and the mother (walking next to him) had no idea in the world about the cultural significance of the cheap Purim suits they found at the store for their brood (although, you’ll notice, one of the girls insisted on Queen Ester, or Snow White, or just wore her pretty, white dress, shoes and hat).

Because to even contemplate the possibility that this Haredi Jerusalem family knowingly dressed their kids up as little Santa Clause is too culturally complex even for folks like us, with equal footing in Western and Jewish cultures.

To accept that last thesis, we’ll have to see a tree and a bunch of little gifts underneath.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    It could also be, Yori, that it not only takes time and effort to get the Jews out of the Galut but it also takes time and effort to get the galut out of the Jews. Knowingly or unknowingly, this picture represents Hillul Hashem.

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