(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 21:40:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Imitating Xian/pagan customs

<  <  ... is it forbidden for Jews to eat chocolate bunnies at Easter or to
receive gifts at Christmas? Is it wrong to get dressed up on Halloween to
go trick-or-treating, if there is no religious meaning assigned to these
holidays?  It seems to me that we don't do these things, but is there a
specific halachic prohibition?>  >

ANSWER: A full answer may be found in Rambam Idolatry 11:1.

Russell Jay Hendel; RHendel@Towson.Edu;
Moderator Rashi is Simple, http://www.shamash.org/rashi/