Hanukkah in America

Hanukkah in America

A History

eBook - 2013
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In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating your door with a menorah made of hominy grits. Latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper. Children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream. While each tradition springs from its own unique set of cultural references, what ties them together is that they all celebrate a holiday that is different in America than it is any place else. For the past two hundred years, American Jews have been transforming the ancient holiday of Hanukkah from a simple occasion into something grand. Each year, as they retell its stor.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781479819713
1479819719
9780814707395
0814707394
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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