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drawing of a menorah with a pumpkin


A once-in-a-lifetime meetup

posted 11/24/2013

"Thanksgiving isn't all that old a holiday," says Beth Israel rabbi Robert Dobrusin. And because of Thanksgiving's comparative youth--Abraham Lincoln declared it a national holiday in 1863--there's no precedent for this year's calendric meeting: for the first time, the American harvest celebration falls during Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.

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