Questions and Answers Category: Israel and the Nations

Hashkafa Question about Santa

I work in a public school. This year they are having staff members choose a child to buy a gift for them- and “santa” will give them out. Can I buy a gift for a child even though it will be given from “santa” because I will feel very awkward telling the administration that I cannot buy one….

Read More

Giving Out Candy on Halloween

Kvod harav, what is your stance regarding handing out candy on Halloween? We live in a community where 50% of the ppl are non Jewish and even those who are Jewish (secular) celebrate this day… Should we sit at home with the lights out and ignore the repeated doorbell rings… Or hand out candy so that others wouldn’t give ayin harah?? What should we tell kids (all under 9 yrs old)

Read More