Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This year's Thanksgiving or Thanksgivingkkah, in which Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving, is out of the ordinary, a kind of Hanukkah miracle. It won't happen again for 70,000-plus years. Maybe.
What makes it so hard to figure out is the complicated way that the calendar we use -- the Gregorian solar calendar -- and the Jewish lunar calendar interact. What to eat? Mashed potatoes or potato pancakes? There's a plethera of foods from these holidays that just don't mix!
In any event, wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving, and all who celebrate, a Happy Chanukah! And thank you for your years of patronage!