Monday, November 18, 2013

Countdown to #Thanksgivakkah: 8 pre-holiday posts

If you've not heard the news by now, you've either cleverly managed to avoid all media (especially but not exclusively Jewish media) for the past month, or perhaps you live in one of the 194 countries of the world that don't observe Thanksgiving. But... if you live in the USA, chances are that by now you are aware that this year Hanukkah will fall on Thanskgiving. This is something that it has never done in your or my lifetime before, and something that it will never do again in our lifetimes. In fact, it won't happen again for over 70,000 years. And, this being the case, here in America we know a thing or two about taking full commercial advantage of any and every holiday, so there's double the fun to be had when two holidays fall together in this unique way. If you've not already placed your orders, it might be a bit late in the day to get your Menurkey (see above), or order your t-shirts, but there's still plenty of fun to be had this year, and many have gone to great lengths to produce creative videos, inspirational menus, kid-friendly activities, and meaningful giving opportunities to make this year's Thanksgivakkah a year to remember.

Each day in the lead-up to the first night of Hanukkah (Wednesday night, November 27th - Erev Thanksgiving), with the exception of Shabbat, I'll be posting some of my favorite online finds from this year on my blog, corresponding with a special week of postings on Congregation B'nai Shalom's Facebook page. If you are on Facebook, please 'like' us and share your comments, reactions, (and we'll be looking for your creative input in the coming days too) on our page and on this blog. Today's posting features rare footage - from whence doth Thanksgivakkah cometh? Watch below:

1 comment:

  1. Best thing I've seen about this holiday concatenation yet!