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Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton

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Hanukkah in America : a history
Title
Hanukkah in America
Title remainder
a history
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Dianne Ashton
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Language
eng
Summary
The ways in which Hanukkah was reshaped by American Jews reveals the changing goals and values that emerged among different contingents each December as they confronted the reality of living as a religious minority in the United States. Bringing together clergy and laity, artists and businessmen, teachers, parents, and children, Hanukkah has been a dynamic force for both stability and change in American Jewish life. The holiday's distinctive transformation from a minor festival to a major occasion that looms large in the American Jewish psyche is a marker of American Jewish life. 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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Title
Hanukkah in America
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Summary
Provides a comprehensive history of the Jewish holiday, from its roots in ancient history through its rise to prominence in the United States
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
296.4/350973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM695.H3
LC item number
A84 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Series statement
The Goldstein-Goren series in American Jewish history
Target audience
adult
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Dianne Ashton
Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton
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Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-334) and index
Contents
  • What is Hanukkah?
  • Modern Maccabees
  • Children light up
  • Remade in America
  • Homegrown heroism
  • Forging a common tradition
  • Hippies, Hasidim, & havurot
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780814707395
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013014009
Other physical details
illustrations

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