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Exhibition Catalog

This book examines the history behind these holidays that recall the birth of Jesus and the re-dedication of the Temple, respectively, more than two thousand years ago.
The authors investigate the holidays’ origins, rituals, and customs, and seek out the cultural relationships between both traditions. Surprising and amusing, this book uses both kitsch and art to illustrate religious and secular aspects and offers insight into the rich and diverse histories of the popular Christian and Jewish holidays.

Details & Excerpts

  • Weihnukka. Geschichten von Weihnachten und Chanukka
    132 pages,
    Nicolai Publishing House
    Berlin 2005

    ISBN: 978-3-89479-286-2
    In German only

  • Editor

    Cilly Kugelmann for the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Contributing Writers

    Lionel Blue, W. Michael Blumenthal, Martina Eberspächer,
    Michal S. Friedlander, Miriam Goldmann, David Golinkin,
    Matthew Goodman, Cilly Kugelmann, Hanno Loewy,
    Werner Schneider-Quindeau, Monika Richarz

  • Design


  • Price

    19.90 euros

Catalogue cover of “Chrismukkah” with an illustration of a man dressed as Santa walking past a man wearing Orthodox Jewish clothing.

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