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May 25, 2023 29 tweets 6 min read
Our Christian students will be celebrating a #holiday this weekend—not Shavuot but “Pentecost,” which means “50th” in their holy language of Ancient Greek, held on the 50th day after Yom #Easter, which always falls on “Sunday,” the Christian name for Firstday.
1/29 The Pope Gregory #calendar (the #religious #calendar used by Christians) ensures that “Pentecost,” commonly referred to as Christian Shavuot, also always falls on a “Sunday” (Firstday). You can learn more about the “Gregorian” calendar at GregCal.com
May 24, 2023 16 tweets 7 min read
Dear Chagall Elementary School Families,

We have exciting plans for our schoolwide end-of-year/holiday celebration!
1/16 Sivan break begins on Fifthday this week, so please take a break from your yom tov preparations and join us this evening for some #seasonal family fun at Chagall Elementary.
Mar 29, 2023 38 tweets 7 min read

I hope your #Pesach preparations are proceeding apace! As we all prepare for Pesach, some of our #Christian students and staff may be preparing for their own week of holidays, which, however, does not coincide with Pesach.

1/38 The week commemorates the last week before the Christian prophet Yeshu's execution.

Mar 27, 2023 17 tweets 6 min read
My trip to a Christian Market
#PublicSchool #Report
By Shlomit Ben David, age 10

Last week my family and me visited New York, where many Christians live.

1/17 My dad asked if I wanted to visit a #Christian #ethnic #neighborhood and I said yes because I am very interested in all #different #cultures. In the Christian neighborhood there were special places for Christian people to enjoy.

Mar 17, 2023 24 tweets 6 min read

During the #busy #holiday #season it is important we not overlook our #Christian #minority in their celebration of Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh.

1/24 Although it coincided with Purim last year, Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh is not the Christian Purim.

Mar 2, 2023 27 tweets 8 min read

#Chag #Purim sameach to everyone!

As you may have noticed, as your Christian colleagues ask for numerous days off again, we are now in the midst of yet another #Christian #holiday #season.

1/27 As we all celebrate Purim, Christians are celebrating the Christian holiday of Christian Purim! Christian Purim is observed the last day before the beginning of the Second Christian Omer, which is also called Christian Elul.

Feb 13, 2023 16 tweets 7 min read

Tomorrow some of your Christian students may be observing the Christian holiday of Yom Saint Valentine Ha’Kadosh, more commonly known as Christian Tu B’Av.

It is one of their important religious ‘Feast Days’ that even the least frum observe.
1/15 The holiday falls on Shvat 23rd this year, which is 14 Febuairiy according to the #Christian #holy #calendar #of #Pope #Gregory.
Jan 31, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
This week some Christian students may be absent during the #Christian #holiday of #Candlemas.

It falls on the second day of the “Gregorian” month of Febuairy each year; this year, the date falls on Shevat 11th.
Consult gregcal.com for the date of Candlemas in future years.
Jan 19, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read

Just a brief reminder from #HR about our company's #holiday leave policy.

Recently, certain employees were taking excessive numbers of days off for their #religious #holidays.
The employees who came to work as usual had to work three times as hard to make up for all the absences. We are a welcoming company that supports the religious observance of all of our employees, including those who belong to #minority #religions.
Jan 11, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read

I have a relative who is Christian (long story). For the last few years, I've bought Chanukkah greeting cards for my family and gone out of my way to get this relative a card that is more appropriate for *her* chag.

Last year, she complained that I got a card for the wrong holiday, explaining that it was not yet Yom Easter, but Yom Christmas! Who can keep track with the weird solar calendar they follow??

Dec 30, 2022 21 tweets 11 min read
Dear Geveret Smith,

I am writing to address some concerns that you expressed in your letter about the class #holiday activities held over the past week.

First of all, I want to express that our #PublicSchool loves ALL our #students.

We have a #diverse #student body, we hold #diversity training every year, and we prioritize being good #allies to our #Christian students.

Dec 29, 2022 28 tweets 7 min read

Some of your students may be requesting a day off to celebrate the Chag Milat Yeshu, also known as the Pope Gregory Rosh Hashanah, and is observed by Christian people as the #Christian #NewYear.

Although Rosh Chodesh has already passed, #Christians do not observe our secular Rosh Chodesh. Instead, Christian people follow a #religious #calendar established by Pope Gregory, and the Pope Gregory Rosh Hashanah does NOT coincide with a new moon.

Dec 23, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
Dear Gveret O’Malley,

We received your letter of complaint about the timing of the Winter Graduation ceremony, set to be held on the second morning of Rosh Chodesh Tevet this First Day.

If we understand correctly from your letter, this date coincides with some kind of religious holiday for you, and you choose to prioritize this holiday over the celebration of your son Pattric’s scholarly accomplishments.

Dec 13, 2022 31 tweets 6 min read
Dear Teachers,

As some of you may know, if you have any students in your class who identify as Christian, they may ask to be excused from school to observe the Christian holiday of “Christmas,” more popularly referred to as Yom Christmas or Nittel.

The date of Yom Christmas is set according to Pope Gregory’s calendar, so the holiday moves around on the normal calendar.

This year, Yom Christmas falls on Rosh Chodesh Tevet.

Although it will also be Chanukah, Christians do not observe Hanukkah.

Nov 9, 2022 17 tweets 4 min read
Dear Pumbedita County Public School Principals,

Recently we have received a number of complaints from local gentile families about our #PublicSchool district’s Released Time religious education program.

1/17 As we all know, Released Time programs are legal in Medinat America, and have been upheld as such by the Supreme Beit Din since 1952.

Oct 31, 2022 53 tweets 9 min read
Dear Teachers,

Shavua tov!

We hope you are settling back into your routine after the end of the holiday season!

However, the Christian students at Rashbi Elementary School are not quite done with their Christian chagim.

1/53 Even though we all just got back from Fall Break, they may be asking for some days off.

Their upcoming chagim have a particularly colorful and exotic set of traditions that will be unfamiliar to our #PublicSchool community.

Oct 20, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Dear Principal Pereira,

This morning I received a phone call of complaint about the craft project that our second graders did on the last day of class before Sukkot break. It turns out that this family was Christian, although I don't know how I was supposed to know that…

…and they are claiming that their child somehow felt excluded by this craft. It's just a napkin or bentcher holder in the shape of a holiday booth, as you can see from the photo of the sample craft I made for the class, and I explained as much to the parent who called.

2/6 About a dozen vertical popsicle sticks held together at the
Oct 3, 2022 22 tweets 4 min read
Dear Teachers,

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Many of you will be familiar with the Christian holiday of Yom Saint Francis Ha’Kadosh (YSFH), frequently referred to as the “Feast of Saint Francis” by Christians.

1/19 The Feast of Saint Francis Ha’Kadosh is surely the best known of the major Christian holidays, falling as it does in the middle of the holiday season.

Like other Christian holidays, it moves around the calendar. This year it falls on Erev Yom Kippur.

Sep 22, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
Dear Parents,

It's Elul— the end of the year is fast approaching!

We'll ALL be celebrating so many holidays this season; from secular holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot to religious holidays like Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, and Yom Saint Francis Ha’Kadosh…

1/12 EVERYONE will be SO BUSY celebrating!

In order to conserve some class time during this busy holiday season we will not be having class New Year’s parties this year.

Rather, we will have a big party in the #PublicSchool sukkah during Sukkot.

Jun 9, 2022 25 tweets 4 min read
Dear Teachers,

Our Christian students may have undergone the “Confirmation” ritual last weekend as we all celebrated Shavuot.

This is an important moment in young Christians' lives so you may wish them mazal tov as they are now full adult members of the Christian klal!

1/25 It’s okay that it is a few days late— gentile tradition is to wait until another group’s special day has long been over before bestowing greetings upon them.

Jun 3, 2022 23 tweets 4 min read
Dear Teachers,

Our Christian students will be celebrating a holiday this weekend—not Shavuot but “Pentecost,” which means “50th” in their holy language of Ancient Greek, held on the 50th day after Easter, which always falls on “Sunday,” the Christian name for 1st Day.

1/23 The Gregorian calendar (the religious calendar used by Christians) ensures that “Pentecost,” commonly referred to as Christian Shavuot, also always falls on a “Sunday” (First Day). You can learn more aout the Gregorian calendar at GregCal.com.