Let’s file this under a new category called “Jews Not Helping”: Christmas Trees Pulled From Washington’s Sea-Tac Airport Following Complaint.
It seems a Seattle rabbi threatened the Sea-Tac airport with a lawsuit unless they built an 8-foot menorah to “balance the message” of the Christmas tree decorations. Since lawsuits aren’t such warm fuzzy means of communication, the airport instead simply removed the trees, leaving the rabbi and the rest of Washington’s Jewish community looking like overeactive, Santa-hating meanies.
Rabbi, haven’t you heard? Chanukah is not the Jewish Christmas, which means there’s nothing balance out. And while Chabad’s ginormous menorahs certainly are lovely at many points around the globe, keeping them out of the world’s airports seems like pretty good idea. Besides, who wants to compete with tacky?