Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago

why don't Jewish people celebrate Christmas?

Christians celebrate it for the birth of Jesus but wasn't he the king of the Jews, so why don't they celebrate it for the birth of their king?

23 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Because they think he was an evil man, silly.

  • BMCR
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    "but wasn't he the king of the Jews"

    No, he wasn't actually.

    Judaism and Christianity are fundamentally different religions.

    Don't be surprised when Jews don't celebrate another religion's holiday.

    • BMCR
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      It is Judaism, based on Torah law, that determines who is a king. It is irrelevant what Christianity's view is.
      As is the case, Jesus was disqualified as he wasn't a descendant of Kind David.

  • 3 weeks ago

    This prompted me to look into the religious side of Christmas. Churchgoers claim that Christmas (December 25) is Christ’s birthday. How surprised I was to find in the Encyclopedia of Japanese Religions that it cannot be established that Jesus was born on December 25! The encyclopedia says: “Though the actual date of Jesus’ birthday is not known, Christmas has been celebrated on December 25 starting around the third century . . . This date falls approximately on the day of the winter solstice, and it took over the pre-Christian festival of the rebirth of the Sun.” Rebirth of the sun? I thought it was supposed to be the birthday of Jesus. Well, how could sincere Christians celebrate a festival that originally was a pagan celebration of the winter solstice? It was not the birthday of Jesus but the festival of the rebirth of the sun. How could Western churchgoers criticize the Japanese as being unprincipled in celebrating a “Christian” holiday while they themselves have essentially the same kind of observance?

  • Have you been making a lot of noise about the Jews celebrating? The RELIGIOUS celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, this theory was invented by the so-called Catholic Church, lover of idolatry?

    True Christians celebrate only the holy supper, as a reminder of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, through his death and resurrection, for the salvation of all sinners in repentance.

    So, Christmas is an absolutely pagan feast, the holy writing does not tell us precisely when Jesus Christ was born, I challenge the religious to post the alleged date with the holy bible!

    In theory, we can only say that Jesus Christ was born between March and April of that year, because there were shepherds of sheep to guide their pasture on the hills. Shepherds don't take their sheep to pasture in the middle of winter!

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Because they go by what the Bible says. Which states that you shall not commemorate any holiday other than the day. of his death

  • 3 weeks ago

    They get to celebrate Hannakuh, drink their gin and tonic-a, smoke their marijuanica...

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Jesus was not born in winter that is a lie. Birthdays were not celebrated by first century Christians, they were considered pagan celebrations. 

    Jesus commanded his apostles to commemorate his death not his birth.

    Two of Jesus’s followers were murdered as birthday gifts. Why would Jesus want to encourage birthday celebrations after that???

    Many don’t tell the real truth in the scriptures because they are stuck celebrating their manmade traditions, many of which are Pagan and not approved by God......

    This World is full of false teachings and lies, yet people speak bad about religions that don’t practice these Manmade traditions. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Because Jews believe that Jesus isn't their Messiah.

    Shocking for you Christians, huh?

  • 3 weeks ago

    You're either really innocent or intentionally being a jerk. I know the kind of person who grew up thinking Jesus is universally acknowledged as the greatest thing ever, and maybe you aren't familiar with the reasons Jewish people don't think he was the messiah. But, this is the internet. Assumptions of innocence are virtually always wrong.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    He is not considered their messiah, for the most part. 

    The Romans called him INRI, not the Jews.

    They have Hannukah to make up for it.

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