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Jewish Thanksgiving

What Thanksgiving Teaches Jews About Authenticity

Rabbi Laura Baum | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Baum

Thanksgiving has not always been celebrated in the ways that we celebrate it today. Such creativity is not only an American phenomenon, but a Jewish one as well.

Some Jews Don't Eat Turkey!

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Did you know that the Hebrew word for turkey is "tar'negol hodu," literally, an "Indian Rooster." ... Using the other meaning of the word hodu--thanks, a turkey in Hebrew actually means a "rooster of thanks."

The Pilgrim Family: A Jewish Perspective On Thanksgiving

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

My attachment to Thanksgiving rests rather on gratitude, both for the blessings of God and for the many good things that generations of the Pilgrims' descendants have erected in this, their Promised Land.

Questioning The Jewishness Of Thanksgiving

Alyssa Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alyssa Pinsker

After reviewing a book in which an author mentioned "that goyish holiday" Thanksgiving and then noting that one of my Jewish friends in New York was not celebrating, I took an informal poll.