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Is it Kosher to Light a Mickey Mouse Menorah?

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)

Keywords: Ritual; Assimilation; Modernity; Values

Type: Other

Abstract:

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.