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Teaching How Hanukkah came to America

How Hanukkah came to America

Hanukkah may be the best known Jewish holiday in the United States. But Hanukkah is actually one of Judaism’s minor festivals and doesn’t get as much attention in other parts of the world. The holiday is mostly a domestic or household celebration, although special holiday prayers also expand synagogue worship.

Dianne Ashton, Professor of Religion, Rowan University
The Conversation


How did Hanukkah become a major holiday event in the United States?


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