Stories That Shape Our Lives: Unwrapping The Holidays

In Dale Weiss’ story he relates his experiences in dealing with holiday controversy at his school. Being jewish, he felt obligated to challenge the cultural norms of the school that was heavily in favour of celebrating christmas. While he believed in what he was doing he also learned that he had not taken the appropriate steps to consider everyones feelings on the matter and had offended many teachers who only wanted to pass on something that was important to them onto their students. He encourages the reader and schools to create an environment where people can still cherish christmas but students who don’t celebrate it aren’t being made to feel deviant or abnormal.


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