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Israel [hearts] Valentine’s Day

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/israel_hearts_valentines_day_20080208

Although many people today correlate St. Valentine's Day with Christianity, the contemporary, commercial holiday of love is actually rooted in paganism. In honor of the goddess of marriage, love, fertility and women, Juno Februata, the Romans held a pagan festival in which girls and boys were matched for erotic festivities by drawing names from a box.

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