This year’s holiday season has been made extra joyous with the coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. Both holidays are especially meaningful for those with disabilities: Hanukkah is a celebration of fortitude and survival, while Thanksgiving is an expression of our gratefulness.
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The American pop culture mash-up that has given us the menurkey is quickly becoming a commercialized holiday.
When our friends at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston asked Governor Deval Patrick to also recognize “Thanksgivukkah” as an official holiday, he was thrilled to oblige. Thanksgivukkah is now officially official in Boston and in Massachusetts!
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.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) President Barry Shrage schools us on the real story of Thanksgivukkah.
Even if you’re not interested in trying to make sweet-potato latkes or challah-apple stuffing, you can join in the Thanksgivukkah festivities by setting a beautiful table inspired by the traditions of both holidays.
From Home & Stone
As far as the food is concerned, both holidays are filled with traditions rather than hard and fast rules.
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch
When JewishBoston.com interviewed Mayor Menino in October, he said he would officially proclaim Nov. 28 “Thanksgivukkah” in the city of Boston. He kept his word, and we have the proclamation to prove it!