Non-Jewish Seasonal Greetings


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If a Gentile wishes you “Happy Halloween,” would it be permitted to answer him back “You too”? And would the same answer hold true for Xmas and Thanksgiving? Thanks a lot.



  1. “You, too” is an acceptable of greeting someone. In general, it is forbidden to mention the names of the non-Jewish holidays. A simple way to avoid this is by wishing them “seasonal greetings.”

    Best wishes from the Team