I will keep this letter real short, to the point, and if you decide to post it – will allow my fellow “Chavrusas” in Yeshivaworld to discuss it!
I happen to notice that the poll on Yeshivaworld asked “Do you think that giving presents on Chanukah is “out of control”?
I could not help but notice, that when I wrote this letter (a few moments ago), 820 people voted, with 520 people voting yes, and 300 voted no.
When did Chanukah become the Yom Tov of gifts?
OK. You want to give your kids something? Fine. Give them one thing….two things. But this daily giving nonsense is out of control.
I thought “uvichukoseyhem lo seyleychu”, we should not go in their ways. I have nothing against Goyim here, but why must we copy them?
If anyone disagrees with this, let me just finish by saying that I was at a Chanukah party on Motzei Shabbos; when a woman (relative) came out of a room dressed as Santa to give out presents.
Thanks for the website, and may it continue to grow .