SOURCE: The Conversation
by Samira Mehta
Jews from outside Ashkenazi heritage present celebratory and food practices that show the diversity in Jewish communities and the navigation of tradition in interfaith families.
While Hanukkah is a Minor Jewish Holiday, The Events it Commemorates Have Lasting World Significance
by Ralph Seliger
Hanukkah is almost unique as a religious holiday in having a very solid basis in historical events; and although the holiday and the conflict it commemorates may seem minor, their impact was enormous for world events in the ensuing centuries.
The holiday's modern popularity as a Christmas analogue for assimiliated Jews is ironic; the Maccabees sought both to overthrow Greek rule in Judea and to end Hellenistic Judaism.
by Ariel Feldman
It’s probably the most public Jewish holiday in the U.S.
SOURCE: Time Magazine
The holiday is confusing—and not just its spelling
SOURCE: NY Daily News
by Jonathan Zimmerman
How the Jewish holiday became distinctly, wonderfully, American
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