Development of Halloween Customs by History Channel
It's one of America's favorite holidays, but what's the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween? For Jews Haloween is foreign and pagan, clearly prohibited by Torah. Many Christians feel uneasy with imagery of evil, witchcraft, and death but many jump into the candy-filled fun anyway. History Channel put together a short explanation of How Halloween got started and where some of the popular customs come from.