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The Resource Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton

Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton

Label
Hanukkah in America : a history
Title
Hanukkah in America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Ashton
Creator
Subject
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashton, Dianne
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
Series statement
The Goldstein-Goren series in American Jewish history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hanukkah
  • Judaism
Label
Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What is Hanukkah?
  • Modern Maccabees
  • Children light up
  • Remade in America
  • Homegrown heroism
  • Forging a common tradition
  • Hippies, Hasidim, & havurot
Control code
ocn841212371
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780814707395
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013014009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841212371
Label
Hanukkah in America : a history, Dianne Ashton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What is Hanukkah?
  • Modern Maccabees
  • Children light up
  • Remade in America
  • Homegrown heroism
  • Forging a common tradition
  • Hippies, Hasidim, & havurot
Control code
ocn841212371
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780814707395
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013014009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841212371

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