Sorry Festivus, you’ve been out-buzzed. This year it’s all about Thanksgivukkah, a term coined to describe the unique confluence of holidays that will happen next month, when the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving wind up falling on the same date. From Zagat
When I was growing up I always learned that Hanukkah was a holiday about defending the Jewish people against assimilation; now that I’m an adult and in an interfaith family, that feels like an awkward thing to teach my kids. How do I teach the story in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s critiquing our own family’s existence?
Jonathan Mizrahi is nuclear-physicist smart, so it may not be a surprise that he was the one who figured out that this year’s magical confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah is a very unique occurrence.