Volunteers give back on Mitzvah Day 2012

Volunteers give back on Mitzvah Day 2012

There are 2 comments on the WXYZ story from Dec 25, 2012, titled Volunteers give back on Mitzvah Day 2012. In it, WXYZ reports that:

As part of an annual metro Detroit tradition, nearly a thousand Jewish volunteers took to the streets of metro Detroit on Christmas Day volunteering as part of Mitzvah Day.

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#1 Dec 27, 2012
Why must they call it mitzvah day? Cant they just say happy holiday so as not to offend non jews?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#2 Dec 27, 2012
Kingfish esq wrote:
Why must they call it mitzvah day? Cant they just say happy holiday so as not to offend non jews?
Not really as that would be as silly as calling Christmas something else so as not to offend non Christians. Atheists have been successful in eliminating holiday references from public places and so forth. This celebration is being conducted privately so the participants are able to call is what they wish. It's a long standing tradition and many needy people were helped.

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