Of all the things the Pilgrims couldn’t foresee while celebrating that first Thanksgiving—Black Friday sales, SpongeBob getting his own balloon in the Macy’s parade, gluten-free stuffing—we can safely add “Thanksgivukkah” to the list. From The Boston Globe
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?
You might find that while Thanksgiving is normally a convergence of certain friends or family members, and Hanukkah is normally celebrated with other loved ones, this dual holiday will bring new people together. Here are a few things to think about as you plan for your gathering, whether you’re a host or a guest.
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