‘Tis a once-in-a-lifetime day for dreidels and dressing! (And hardcore napping.)
This news segment may be in Hebrew, but it’s still fun to follow along. (Hint: You’ll recognize several Boston connections!)
From Israel Broadcasting Authority
All you need is a dreidel (a top with four Hebrew letters on its sides), a pot (a bowl of pennies, nuts or candies as a reward), and some friends or family members.
With Thanksgivukkah upon us, Slate offers this handy guide to future Hanukkah holiday overlaps.
Kosher baker and cookbook author Paula Shoyer plans to make these pumpkin doughnuts for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning as a treat for the many family members who will be with her.
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.
You’ve probably heard of Judah and the Maccabees, but what about Judith? At one time, the story of Judith—a young widow who killed the Assyrian general and led the Israelites to victory—was considered an important part of the Hanukkah narrative.
Tamar Skowronski’s limited-edition Thanksgivukkah cards are designed to combine the colors and themes of autumn in New England with the whimsical dreidel and concepts of Hanukkah.
I know there are traditional prayers for Hanukkah, but are there alternative prayers we can bring to our table to enrich this year’s Hanukkah/Thanksgiving feast?
For the first time since the 1800s, the first full day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving Day this year, and according to many in the Jewish community, the two holidays have much more in common than just a calendar date. They both celebrate gratitude, community, and religious tolerance.
From PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly