Ecumenism: Y.M.C.A. for Jews

Christmas comes three times a year at the Young Men's Christian Association in the Israeli sector of Jerusalem. With hundreds of Jews attending, the Y put on a carol sing to mark the Christmas of Protestants and Roman Catholics. On Jan. 6 it will hold another celebration of the birth of Christ for Orthodox Christians, and on Jan. 18 still a third for Israel's Armenian Christians, who follow the old Julian calendar.

No modern Y.M.C.A. any longer limits its membership to people who are young, male and Christian, but Jerusalem's Y is the only one in which 95% of the 3,300...

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