As you think about this convergence of holidays and its meaning, here is a list of books to have on hand for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah that keep in mind the underlying spirit of each.
What’s Chanukah, you ask? Spin yourself back in time to learn the story about why we celebrate miracles in the darkest and coldest part of the year.
This table setting takes the best of each holiday and combines them together.
It’s customary (although certainly not required) to exchange presents on Hanukkah, which means that this Nov. 28, American Jewish families will have until nightfall to turn their tryptophan-induced exhaustion into gift-induced excitement.
A turkey can be fried in less than an hour, giving you more time to spend with guests.
From San Diego Jewish Journal
We took our video camera to the streets to find out what the people of Boston think about Thanksgivukkah. We even went to Boston City Hall for a special interview with Mayor Menino!
He may not be able to spell it, but Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is on board with Thanksgivukkah. He promised to proclaim Nov. 28 “Thanksgivukkah Day” in the city.
Combine the deliciousness of baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows and the crispiness of a latke to celebrate Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day.
From The Jerusalem Post
Enchanted with the culinary and cultural possibilities of this hybrid holiday, many American Jews in the Southland are gobbling up the phenomena.
From Los Angeles Daily News
Sweet potatoes are easy enough to make Hanukkah-appropriate—simply grate them and turn them into latkes.