Wednesday, November 27, 2013

About Today: Happy Thanksgivukkah!

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It's an event that will happen only once in our lifetime. But Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have many things in common, even when they don't coincide on the same day. They are both special occasions that celebrate our religious freedom, remind us to be thankful for the way different people come together, encourage us to reconnect with our cultural origin, and indulge in traditional family foods.

Essential Thanksgivukkah Facts
It has a Facebook page and a Wikipedia page. It is described as a "once in an eternity overlap." Some Jewish calendar experts believe that the next Hanukkah will fall on Thursday, November 28 in the year 79811. But no matter what day it falls on, this is why the Jewish Festival of Lights has many things in common with Thanksgiving.
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It's so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah
Do you feel left out around Christmas when all of your friends and neighbors listen to Christmas jingles and show off their Christmas trees? Here's a fun song that not only celebrates Jewish heritage but has also become a classic in American pop culture.
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Turkey and Latkes: Best Thanksgivukkah Recipes
Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah to commemorate the oil that miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Try this Thanksgivukkah Latke recipe.

Fun Hanukkah Activities
You will light the Hanukkiyah, spin the dreidel and eat fried foods. But how about trying other fun family activities, like telling a Hanukkah story one stitch at a time?

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