A Meaningful Thanksgivukkah

Believers in the Creator God should see that like the third miracle of Hanukkah, Thanksgiving is not really a story about the Pilgrims. But they also may not take it as a ritual of reconciliation post-civil war. More than the recreation of national mythologies for the sake of mending the wounds of fighting between brothers, we should look at the celebrations as a means to take time to thank God for His being with His people, helping them to undergo the battles in this world, making them strong to struggle and to find ways to survive. For all the blessings we are able to receive in this lifetime we should thank the Most High. It is not bad to meditate on our attitude once in a year and to consider how we can praise Jehovah and be thankful finding our way to live here in this world.


Happy Thanksgivukkah!



Read also:

  1. Hanukkahgiving or Thanksgivvukah
  2. Faith and trial
  3. Receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken
  4. For Jehovah is greatly to be praised
  5. Praise the most High Jehovah God above all
  6. Praise be to God
  7. Praise the God with His Name
  8. Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, rejoice, and sing praise unto Jehovah
  9. Singing gift from God
  10. What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits
  11. Tu B’Shvat, the holiday of the trees


  • Celebrate Thanksgivukkah! (new102.cbslocal.com)
    Normally Hanukkah falls closer to Christmas time, but this year Turkey day is so late in the month that the first night of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are on the same day.So this inspired some awesome merging, kind of like Crystal Pepsi. Wait, you mean Crystal Pepsi wasn’t like the Cristal of Pepsi? OK horrible example. But you get my point.
  • This Is The Official Thanksgivukkah Anthem You’ve Been Waiting For (buzzfeed.com)
    You get to bust out the menurkey… And let that symbolic oil burn in the deep fryer.What’s going on Thursday? (Thanksgivukkah!) (brooklynvegan.com)
    Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Thanksgivukkah!

    There is not much of anything going on in the way of shows tonight, so maybe you wanna go see a movie? Or just hang on the couch. You can plan the rest of your weekend, though, with our Thanksgiving Weekend Event Guide.

  • Happy Thanksgivukkah, 1888 (ghostsofdc.org)
    In 1888, mainstream coverage of Thanksgivukkah was minimal.  We found only 2 mentions.  The Post called the day, “The Hebrews’ Thanksgiving,” and noted that Hanukkah services were canceled at one local synagogue due to a typhoid fever patient holed up in the basement.
  • Happy Thanksgivukkah! (marianneknightly.com)
    Due to a quirk in celestial and Gregorian calendars, the first full day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day! The last time it happened was 1888 and it won’t happen again for  79,043 years.Note to future great-great-great-great…..great grandkids: Happy Thanksgivukkah!



    What am I truly grateful for on this unique Thanksgivukkah? While this particular combination will not occur again for another 79,000 years, the fullness of time is available today! Not only is the fullness of time available today, but the fullness of God is available today!

    The reason I am truly grateful today, as I am every day, is that today is the Great Day of the Lord for those with eyes to see and ears to hear!!!
    Get the Bridegroom and you will be able to celebrate the Great Wedding every day of your earthly life!!!!! Without the Bridegroom you continue to fast and pray, seek and not find, search the scriptures to find life, and ignore the Living One in all things!

  • Thanksgivukkah! (redtreetimes.com)
    Here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at this rare holiday with The  Thanksgivukkah Anthem from the Jewish a cappella group Six13.  Kind of kitschy fun…
  • Thanksgivukkah Latke Burger! (nycnomnom.com)
    I find turkey burgers far too dry on their own.  So we combined the ground turkey with ground brisket to add some Chanukah traditional meat and some flavorful fats to the turkey. A bit of fresh sage also really added great flavor.
  • St. Louis Jews celebrate Thanksgivukkah for first time since 1800s (fox2now.com)
    Even though these holidays won’t coincide for another 70,000 years or more, their powerful messages will remain.  As for those tasty new traditions?  Kohn’s Kosher Deli plans to keep them going.  Rickerman says, “Every year Thanksgiving now, I think we’re going to serve sweet potato latkes, and different stuffings in our donuts.”
  • Happy Thanksgivukkah (mymorningmeditations.com)
  • Happy Thanksgivukkah! (marianneknightly.com)
  • Thanksgivukkah, With a Side of Christmas Envy (religiondispatches.org)
  • I Lack Nothing (joyfulsorrows.wordpress.com)
  • The Story of Thanksgivukkah (mktg4250.wordpress.com)
  • This Is The Official Thanksgivukkah Anthem You’ve Been Waiting For (buzzfeed.com)
  • Powerful purpose (examiner.com)
  • Out of Nothing! (newheavenonearth.wordpress.com)
  • Simply Pay Attention (newheavenonearth.wordpress.com)
  • Mary, Marry, Merry! (newheavenonearth.wordpress.com)
  • http://ioan17.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/charles-spurgeon-special-thanksgiving-to-the-father-audio-video/

Said to Myself

aviOn their surfaces, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are simple holidays.  We see the themes of light breaking through the darkness, a few banding together to beat the elements, and the power of having faith in community.  We camp folk know that nothing is ever as simple as it seems.  So let’s look deeper into the three miracles of Hanukkah.  One miracle is that small group of zealots were able to beat the stronger forces and regain control of the Temple.  When they recaptured the Temple they found one small jar of oil for the menorah in the Temple.  The second miracle was that despite the fact that this small jar only had enough oil for one day it lasted for eight days.  This story about the miraculous Hanukkah oil has allowed us to look past focusing solely on the military victory.  This is important in that the war was not a…

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