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12/19/2006

Jewish Youth Learn Lessons in Bigotry, Exclusion at Christmas Chorus Concert

Girls' chorus By Billy Pilgrim, Toledo Tales Rogue Editor

God-fearing Christian girls perform songs for their Messiah

Fourth graders Max Weinstein and Ruth Finkle eagerly awaited this morning’s field trip to Toledo's Rogers High School for several weeks, hoping to spend some precious time with “the big kids” and relish the holiday season by enjoying an hour-long choral performance of some beloved Hanukkah classics.

Instead, Weinstein and Finkle learned their first lesson in bigotry, since every tune on the 13-song set list celebrated the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, whom neither child views as the divine savior of humankind.

“I could hardly sleep last night, hoping to hear the Dreidel Song,” remarked a frustrated Weinstein, 9, as he stooped to tie his shoes. “Instead it was all about mangers and golden stars. I don’t even know what a ‘manger’ is. But some of these older girls have boobs, so that was cool.”

DreidelNo dreidels for the Jewish kids this Hanukkah season

For her part, Finkle, 10, saw a deeper and more ominous significance for the omission of Hebrew hymns at the holiday concert.

“My dad told me this day would come—the day I learned that the world hates us for our faith and perseverance,” Finkle bemoaned, tossing a half finished times-tables ditto to the floor. “I mean, I can understand not having any Kwanzaa songs, because that’s a load of crap anyway, but not even one verse from ‘Maoz Tzur’? America is just like a playground. The bullies always win.”

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