Friday, December 26, 2008

Hanukah: Holiday of Spiritual Renewal or Jewish Nationalism?

Richard Silverstein's reflects: "I’ve always felt ambivalent about Hanukah. American Jews seem to have elevated Hanukah far out of all proportion considering its role as a minor holiday in the traditional Jewish calendar. I’ve always thought this was because Jews felt left out of the Christmas holiday. Hanukah became a sort of consolation prize..."

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1 comment:

nemski said...

I always thought it was Christians propping up Hanukah as a Jewish alternative.