1. Standard memberchessisvanity
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    I'm Jewish and my boss just asked me to work an extra day dressed up as Santa....

    what do you guys think?

    opinion from Jews would be better.
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    05 Dec '07 15:33
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    I'm Jewish and my boss just asked me to work an extra day dressed up as Santa....

    what do you guys think?

    opinion from Jews would be better.
    Its just a bit of seasonal fun...where's the harm...or am i missing something??!!
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    nah i am gunna do it i think.

    maybe i can wisper jewish conversion tactics into the kids ears?
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    05 Dec '07 16:59
    I don't recall any religion talking about father christmas, so there's no religious reason to end a traditional matter.

    I seriously hope that that conversion whispering thing is a joke though.
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    05 Dec '07 17:27
    yes its a joke.

    L'CHIAM!
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    05 Dec '07 17:34
    You should surprise your boss and show up dressed as Hanukkah Harry.
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    05 Dec '07 17:381 edit
    Hannukah Harry who gives kids socks and underwear?

    (jewish kids didn't get very many presents at hannukah...a lot of them got underwear and socks)
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    I think he gave out dradles and stuff. It's been a while since I've seen any of those sketches.
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    05 Dec '07 17:50
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    I'm Jewish and my boss just asked me to work an extra day dressed up as Santa....

    what do you guys think?

    opinion from Jews would be better.
    I thought you had to be a bum to dress up as Santa.
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    05 Dec '07 17:56
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    I'm Jewish and my boss just asked me to work an extra day dressed up as Santa....

    what do you guys think?

    opinion from Jews would be better.
    Technically, I don't know if it is legal for him to ask you that, but why make a fuss, huh?



    If you are observant, I think you shouldn't ; I believe it could be considered as Avoda Zara* - one of the three cardinal sins, worse than anything but incest and murder.

    If your are not observant, then whatever.


    *Could be roughly translated as "Idolatry".


    P.S

    I'm Jewish (although a secular one).
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    i'm observant.
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    05 Dec '07 19:131 edit
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    i'm observant.
    Then I think you shouldn't do it.
    (Although I won't use the word "Idolatry" when explaining why you can't, especially if your boss is a religious Christian. I believe it would suffice to say that your religion forbids you from taking part in any sort of a non-Jewish ritual, up to and including playing
    the role of/embodying a saints of other religions... )


    Maybe you should consult your rabbi.

    btw, what is your job?
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    05 Dec '07 20:36
    retail....baby store....i'm the lowly stock boy.

    i'm not going to do it.
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    05 Dec '07 20:53
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    retail....baby store....i'm the lowly stock boy.

    i'm not going to do it.
    We wrote all their christmas music, why not thrill some kids too? If they still get thrilled by that...

    Besides, the Santa you're dressing up as was made up by Coca Cola. It's not like you're being asked to dress up as Jesus, though he was Jewish too.

    I'm not at all religious so maybe I'm not the person to ask, but I say it's kosher!

    And there's no such thing as a lowly stock boy... all work is noble.
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