Is it Kosher to Light a Mickey Mouse Menorah?
Publication Date: January 2000
Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner
Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Ritual; Assimilation; Modernity; Values
The author argues that having their holiday affirmed by America's pop culture icons is an overwhelmingly positive re-enforcer of Jewish identity in children. However, we must be careful not to be too uncritical of secular culture, and to honor the spiritual significance of Jewish holidays.