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  • Shining a new light on the Jewish response to Christmas

    November 30, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    From Kung Pao kosher comedy to a swinging Mardi Gras version of the “Dreidel” song, two new Chanukah season releases explore the intriguing, delightful and sometimes perplexing ways in which American Jews have responded to Christmas.

    In a book and an audio CD compilation, the...

  • Books that make perfect Chanukah gifts

    November 21, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    This season’s crop of Chanukah books for kids brings us welcome reissues of two old favorites, along with a colorful multicultural tale welcoming a new baby. For older youths, an outstanding graphic novel may be just the right kind of gift. And somehow, once again, some prehistoric...

  • It’s Christmastime for Chanukah books

    November 29, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    If someone brought you a Christmas tree as a gift, would you accept it?

    It’s Brooklyn, 1948.  You’re Jewish, ten years old, and the great Jackie Robinson and his family just moved in next door.  Your family is kind to the new neighbors while others shun them due to their race....