Issues 20:02 Hanukkah-Thanksgiving

The Hanukkah-Thanksgiving Connection: Who Knew?
Author: Hannah Fenn

Picture this. You and your extended family – aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and grandparents – are gathered for a meal. The table is beautifully set, and a huge feast has been prepared. Many wonderful smells mix in the air. Everyone is eager to eat. The dining room has been decorated with bright, fall-colored leaves and…

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Delivered from Fear: a Jewish Thanksgiving Story
Author: Robin Blaha

I know that most people don’t think of Thanksgiving as a Jewish holiday. But I always will. That’s because during Thanksgiving weekend 1973, I experienced the most wonderful, most mind-boggling—and most Jewish—moment of my entire life. It made me truly thankful on that Thanksgiving and every day since. Believe me, what happened that weekend was…

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The Mathematics of the Holiday Collision
Topics: hanukkah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Hanukkah 2013 will be quite literally a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s because the first night of Hanukkah, November 27, will fall the night before Thanksgiving. So the first day of Hanukkah will fall on Thanksgiving Day. And it won’t happen again until the year 79,811![1] Thanksgiving was formally established by President Lincoln in 1863 as the…

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Bonus Features!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Watch an exciting episode of our animated feature, “Kosher Joe: Do you Believe in Chrismukkah?” And find a great recipe for latkes (to serve with your Thanksgiving turkey!).

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