by Dianne Ashton
Hardcover, 343 pages, New York Univ Pr, List Price: $29.95 |
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Provides a comprehensive history of the Jewish holiday, from its roots in ancient history through its rise to prominence in the United States.
November 27, 2013 Contrary to what some Americans believe, Hanukkah traditionally isn't one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dianne Ashton, author of the book Hanukkah in America, about how and why the holiday has gained more importance in this country over the decades.
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