Hanukkah: From A Simple Occasion To Something Grand

Nov 27, 2013

11/27/13 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents looks at the 200 year history of Hanukkah in America.  Professor Dianne Ashton looks at how American Jews have been transforming the ancient holiday from a simple occasion into something grand.  She traces Hanukkah's distinctive transformation as a marker of American Jewish life, in her book, Hanukkah in America:  A History. That’s Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.