Thanksgivukkah, More Than Just a Holiday

//Thanksgivukkah, More Than Just a Holiday

Thanksgivukkah, More Than Just a Holiday

By David Mittleman


I knew it was going to happen shortly after Thanksgiving last year. Such an uncommon event. In fact it won’t happen again for another 77,000 years. Because the Hebrew or Jewish calendar is based on the lunar schedule, Chanukah lands on different dates of the 12 month calendar we are most familiar with. Sometimes it coincides with Christmas, but not since the 1880’s has it fallen on the same day as Thanksgiving. This year we get to celebrate Thanksgivukkah.

The phrase was hatched by a Boston-area resident

Along with her sister-in-law, they created …read more