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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The Truth about the First Thanksgiving

On Thursday, America will celebrate Thanksgiving.  It seems to have transformed from a season of family and fellowship to a weekend of football and a fanatical “spendfest” in pursuit of the greatest Black Friday deals.  In other words, other than perhaps a few moments of reflection about the material things for which we are thankful, …

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Much for which to be Thankful!

It is Thanksgiving Day in America, and indeed, there is much for which to be thankful.  American schoolkids learn about Pilgrims and Indians sharing a thanksgiving meal together, thankful that they had survived harsh times.  Out of the ashes of those difficult days, America was later founded...on Christian principles, I might add! However, for followers …

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