There’s nothing wrong with cherishing our childhood myths while at the same time assimilating a more historical understanding of the holidays that serve as the framework for our Jewish observance.
The delicious combinations are endless between the fall flavors of Thanksgiving and the extravagance of Hanukkah, which begin this year on the same day.
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?
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah both fall on Nov. 28 this year, creating a super-holiday some are calling “Thanksgivukkah.”
From the “TODAY Show”
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
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.
This season education director Shari Churwin is reminded that, as Jews, we are supposed to live each day with what Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel called “an attitude of gratitude.”
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.
Buzzfeed’s recipe mash-ups are here to help you celebrate to the max: Manischewitz-brined turkey, pecan pie rugelach, a cornucopia of gelt and lots more.
The true meaning of Hanukkah, which is one of the messages author Jane Sutton seeks to impart in her new book, has a lot in common with that of Thanksgiving: thinking about others.