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The Resource A Kosher Christmas : 'tis the season to be Jewish, Joshua Eli Plaut ; foreward by Jonathan D. Sarna

A Kosher Christmas : 'tis the season to be Jewish, Joshua Eli Plaut ; foreward by Jonathan D. Sarna

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A Kosher Christmas : 'tis the season to be Jewish
Title
A Kosher Christmas
Title remainder
'tis the season to be Jewish
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Eli Plaut ; foreward by Jonathan D. Sarna
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Historically, Jews in America, whether participating in or refraining from recognizing Christmas, have devised a multitude of unique strategies to respond to the season. This book portrays how Jews are shaping the public and private character of Christmas by transforming December into a joyous holiday season belonging to all Americans
  • Creative and innovative in approaching the holiday season, these responses range from composing America's most beloved Christmas songs, transforming Hanukkah into, the Jewish Christmas, creating a national Jewish tradition of patronizing Chinese restaurants and comedy shows on Christmas Eve, volunteering at shelters and soup kitchens on Christmas Day, dressing up as Santa Claus to spread good cheer, campaigning to institute Hanukkah postal stamps, to blending holiday traditions into an interfaith hybrid celebration called "Chrismukkah" or creating a secularized holiday such as Festivus
  • Through such venerated traditions and alternative Christmastime rituals, Jews publicly assert and proudly proclaim their Jewish and American identities to fashion a universally shared message of joy and hope for the holiday season. Book jacket
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A Kosher Christmas : 'tis the season to be Jewish, Joshua Eli Plaut ; foreward by Jonathan D. Sarna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-199) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coping with Christmas: a multitude of Jewish responses -- Coming to the new world: can the American Jew keep Christmas? -- Hanukkah comes of age: the new Jewish Christmas -- We eat Chinese food on Christmas -- " 'Twas the night before Hanukkah": remaking Christmas through parody and popular culture -- The Christmas Mitzvah: 'tis the season to be giving -- Chrismukkah and Festivus: holidays for the rest of us -- Menorahs next to Madonnas: shaping the future of Christmas in America
Control code
7ocm68417877
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780813553801
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A Kosher Christmas : 'tis the season to be Jewish, Joshua Eli Plaut ; foreward by Jonathan D. Sarna
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coping with Christmas: a multitude of Jewish responses -- Coming to the new world: can the American Jew keep Christmas? -- Hanukkah comes of age: the new Jewish Christmas -- We eat Chinese food on Christmas -- " 'Twas the night before Hanukkah": remaking Christmas through parody and popular culture -- The Christmas Mitzvah: 'tis the season to be giving -- Chrismukkah and Festivus: holidays for the rest of us -- Menorahs next to Madonnas: shaping the future of Christmas in America
Control code
7ocm68417877
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780813553801
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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