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By Hadas Kuznits

Philadelphia (CBS) – The National Museum of American Jewish History is open this Christmas Day.

The National Museum of American Jewish History hosts its annual ‘Being Jewish at Christmas’ celebration.

“We have board games, dreidel making.”

Michael Rosenzweig is the museum president and CEO. He says Christmas is a day that captures the essence of what this museum is about.

“What this museum is about is being Jewish in America and however you slice it; we are less than 2% of the population.”

And Rosenzweig says there’s a lot that can be learned by being Jewish at Christmas in America.

“Christmas is not our celebration; it doesn’t mean that we can’t genuinely enjoy the celebrations of others who do celebrate Christmas. I think it’s also a time when we’re reminded that we are Americans and we have a different heritage in some respects. In other respects, we have a great deal in common.”

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