A Kosher Christmas: 'Tis the Season to be Jewish

A Kosher Christmas: 'Tis the Season to be Jewish

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813553801
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

JOSHUA ELI PLAUT, an ordained rabbi, holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. He is the author of Greek Jewry in the Twentieth Century, 1913-1983 and has documented Jewish life and popular culture through photography, oral history, and ethnography.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jonathan D. Sarna xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction Coping with Christmas: A Multitude of Jewish Responses 1

1 Coming to the New World: Can the American Jew Keep Christmas? 10

2 Hanukkah Comes of Age: The New Jewish Christmas 41

3 We Eat Chinese Food on Christmas 65

4 "'Twas the Night Before Hanukkah": Remaking Christmas through Parody and Popular Culture 87

5 The Christmas Mitzvah: 'Tis the Season to Be Giving 115

6 Chrismukkah and Festivus: Holidays for the Rest of Us 137

Conclusion Menorahs Next to Madonnas: Shaping the Future of Christmas in America 163

Notes 175

Index 201

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