Rabbi Joshua E. Plaut

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, PhD is Executive Director of American Friends of Rabin Medical Center, representing Israel's premier hospital in the USA. He is a historian, photo-ethnographer, and cultural anthropologist, and is the author of the forthcoming book, <i>Silent Night: Being Jewish at Christmas Time in America: Proclaiming Identity in the Face of Seasonal Marginality</i>.

Articles by Rabbi Joshua E. Plaut

What Eastern European Jews Did on Christmas

A day to play games and avoid Torah study.

Jews and Christmas

What attitudes toward Christmas tell us about modern Jewish identity.