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December 9, 2012


JOHNSTOWN — “My favorite ornament is the Star of David. My grandson, David, made it in preschool when he was 4 years old. It’s a simple ornament made of tongue depressors and gold glitter. He thought it was wonderful because it was named for him,” Peg Deitke of Johntown wrote. “When he gave it to me, he wanted to know where I was going to put it. I took him to the Christmas tree and my husband removed the angel tree topper then attached the Star of David. Last year my granddaughter asked me if I knew I had a Jewish star at the top of my tree. Smiling, I asked her was Jesus not a Jew? I like to think my star is the greatest star that brought shepherds, wise men and me to worship at his manger. My Christmas wish this year is to the Jewish people – Happy Hanukkah, to the Christians – Merry Christmas and to everyone – Happy New Year.”

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