JBuzz Musings November 28, 2013: American Jews far and wide celebrating Thanksgivukkah phenomenon

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American Jews far and wide celebrating Thanksgivukkah phenomenon

By Bonnie K. Goodman

All over the United States American Jews and Jews worldwide celebrated the first light of Hanukkah on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The next day on Thursday, Nov. 28, American Jews celebrated a rare convergence of two holidays…READ MORE
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JBuzz Features November 27, 2013: Eight ways to celebrate Thanksgivukkah

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Eight ways to celebrate Thanksgivukkah

Source: CNN (blog), 11-27-13

Break out the menurkeys and sweet potato latkes, people, it’s time to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. A calendrical quirk brings the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving together this Thursday for the first time since 1888….READ MORE

JBuzz Features November 26, 2013: Calendar makes new holiday: Thanksgivukkah

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Calendar makes new holiday: Thanksgivukkah

It’s time to carve the turkey. . . and light the menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a holiday frenzy….READ MORE

JBuzz Features November 27, 2013: Thanksgivukkah, a modern holiday foretold in scripture

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Thanksgivukkah, a modern holiday foretold in scripture

Source: Haaretz (blog), 11-27-13

Thanksgivukkah is a brand-new word, but its origins stretch back to antiquity. So as the once-in-a-lifetime holiday draws near, let us follow the etymological trail of its name from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century − in reverse….READ MORE