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.
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
This BuzzFeed song is cute, catchy and clever.
In honor of the eight nights of Hanukkah and the once-in-a-lifetime night of Thanksgivukkah, we’ve compiled a list of seven other rarities that accompany our favorite holiday hybrid on the list of true never-gonna-happen-again occurrences.
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!
Writer Anita Diamant tells us why she likes Hanukkah so much.
Every day, Malka Benjamin wakes up and transforms herself into Mary Warren, an actual person from the 17th century.
In a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of calendars, Chanukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year.
From NBC News
A once-in-a-century holiday is upon us. The Menurkey will soon sit at the table with the pumpkin pie and the latkes. Let us not underestimate this moment for the American Jewish community. Thanksgivukkah is here.
From eJewish Philanthropy
This homemade menorah uses pumpkins to bring a seasonal vibe to your holiday table and is a great way to engage kids of all ages.