How Hannukah Got Americanized | St. Louis Public Radio

How Hannukah Got Americanized

Originally published on November 27, 2013 11:03 am

Contrary to what some Americans believe, Hanukkah traditionally isn't one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dianne Ashton, author of the book Hanukkah in America, about how and why the holiday has gained more importance in this country over the decades.