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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Jews and Thanksgiving

Once again, it's that time of year when people wonder why don't more more Jews celebrate Thanksgiving. Which basically means, "why don't more Jews have a traditional turkey dinner"?

Dov Bear
has his usually rant, and others chime in about not copying the Gentiles, it's really a religous holiday, yada yada yada...

I've got a much more practical answer. Thanksgiving is on a Thursday. Less than 24 hours later, Jews will sit down to their regular Friday night Shabbos meal, a meal that often rivals in size to your typical Gentile Thanksgiving dinner. Who wants to eat two huge meals like that two days in a row?

If Thanksgiving was on a Monday, plenty more Jews would would have a nice juicy turkey for dinner that night.


Traditional Jews eat up to four enormous meals within 48 hours for Rosh Hashannah.

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