Trees Return to Seattle Airport
The circus was too good to be true and only lasted for a long weekend. "Holiday" trees returned to Sea-Tac Airport last night. The rabbi who inspired the whole tense situation has said he won't file a lawsuit over the airport's mono-religious display. No menorah will be put up this year, but Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky will be working with Port of Seattle officials on next year's decorations. He says he never wanted the trees to be taken down, only for a menorah to be added.
Emails on the subject have been flying in every direction since late last week. The Seattle Times reports that Port of Seattle Commisioner John Creighton received a flood of support, while several local Jewish organizations received hate mail. It's likely that the airport will follow in the footsteps of Seattle City Hall, and make next year's display a Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa spectacular.
You can view a recent CNN report on the debacle, including comments from Bogomilsky, here.
[Photo: Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
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