Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Jews and Thanksgiving
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.