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The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

Karla A. Erickson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732061
eISBN:
9781604733464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At a Tex-Mex restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, customers send Christmas and Hanukkah cards to the restaurant, bring in home-baked treats for the staff, and attend the annual employee party. One ... More


Jewish Holy War in Practice: Early Success

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The military victory of the Jewish Maccabees against the idolatrous Seleucid Greeks and their Hellenised Jewish allies during the period of the Second Temple was understood by its protagonists to ... More


Reflections of a Jewish Childhood during Christmas

Gerry Bloustien

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates how the pressures to conform create their own specific pressures. On reflection, it wonders whether the author has laid too heavy a responsibility on the celebration of ... More


Dianne Ashton, Hanukkah in America: A History. New York: New York University Press, 2013. 343 pp.

Hizky Shoham

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Dianne Ashton’s Hanukkah in America: A History, which chronicles how a once minor holiday gradually became (along with Passover) one of the most significant days on the American ... More


Jews in Jebenhausen and Göppingen

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

in Süssen Is Now Free of Jews: World War II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243297
eISBN:
9780823243334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243297.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1777 twenty Jewish families were given permission by the Counts of Liebenstein to settle in the village of Jebenhausen, just two kilometers from Göppingen. These families quickly increased and ... More


A Stranger among Friends

Jeffrey Shandler

in Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740675
eISBN:
9780814708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the implementation of various media—including advertising, television drama, and greeting cards—to address the challenges that Christmas poses to American Jews. Known since the ... More


Nice Girls Gone Blue: Neoburlesque Nostalgia and the Downwardly Mobile

Hannah Schwadron

in The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter foregrounds a performance ethnography among New York’s Jewish neoburlesque and cabaret spoofs on the Hanukkah circuit from 2011 to 2016. By looking at what the body does to mock and ... More


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