Thanksgiving Shines Brighter This Year

Did you know that Thanksgiving is even more special this year? Why? Because this year, Thanksgiving falls on the same day of Hanukkah’s eight day Festival of Lights and gift giving – making it truly a day of Thanks-giving!

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For the first time since 1888, the Jewish eight-day festival of lights will start on the same day as Thanksgiving. And this convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah won’t happen again for over 77,000 years!

Isn’t it nice when the stars align for us to celebrate something truly special together?

To celebrate this unity of cultures, Aaliyah and I went out and bought a new menorah so that we can light the first menorah candle and place it as the centerpiece on our Thanksgiving dinner table. Exciting, isn’t it?

I’m also excited because this is the only time I’ll ever get to send out a Thanksgivukkah greeting card to my friends and family! Are you going to join me?

You simply won’t get another chance to do this, at least not for another 77,000 odd years (so unless you’re a vampire or have found the elixir to immortality, I’d take advantage of this beautiful moment to send a special greeting card).

I, for one, would like to say that I’m so thankful to be alive at this time to witness the merging of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. So I’d like to cap off this post with one of my favourite Thanksgiving quotes by William Blake, “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest”.

In being thankful for all our blessings, we make our lives richer. Not because we add material goods into our possession, but because we add deeper meaning into our lives.

So, in honor of Thanksgivvukah, lets spare a moment to give thanks for the diversity and unity of different cultures that make our everyday lives, and our nation, richer.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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