Hanukkah in America: A History

Editor/Author Ashton, Dianne
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-470739-5
Category: Religion & Theology - Judaism
Image Count: 30
Book Status: Available
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Drawing on a varied archive of songs, plays, liturgy, sermons, and a range of illustrative material, as well as developing portraits of various communities, congregations, and rabbis, Hanukkah in America reveals how an almost forgotten festival became the most visible of American Jewish holidays.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1 What Is Hanukkah?
  • 2 Modern Maccabees
  • 3 Children Light Up
  • 4 Remade in America
  • 5 Homegrown Heroism
  • 6 Forging a Common Tradition
  • 7 Hippies, Hasidim, and Havurot
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • About the Author