Israeli Thoughts on Thanksgiving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS7caAC-bLY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0LzSF7IGoM8hV5n2Scg1UzXW15wKFeQVkthZExnaKc6UlFbLKaHTgaAqs Ok, so perhaps Israelis aren't so brilliant when it comes to understanding Thanksgiving! But then....how would you describe Israeli civil holidays such as Purim or Hanukkah? A little lighthearted, Jewish fun as we close out our Thanksgiving Day! I hope you enjoyed the "jiggely...weird jelly raspberry sauce" with your turkey! Now, just don't be …

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving! We are a very blessed people, living in a very blessed land, over which President George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving. One cannot read Washington's proclamation without clearly hearing multiple references to Almighty God and the petition for Him to bless our nation. Have we thrown away our faith and belief in …

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Thanksgiving Through a Jewish Lens

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Let’s start the day with a bit of Hebrew trivia:  There you have it!  Our God is God of every tiny detail, and it is no coincidence that turkey is the traditional fare for Thanksgiving.  Cool, huh! Now, about that “Give thanks” part...yesterday we learned that the “Thanksgiving passage” appears in Scripture five …

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Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good!

Yesterday we began a series examining the roots of our American Thanksgiving holiday.  We were reminded that pilgrims came to this land to "fulfill a fateful mission to build an ideal Christian commonwealth."  Upon arrival, however, they faced difficulty, but eventually were miraculously blessed by Native Americans who helped them learn to survive harsh new …

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