Thanksgiving

The Jewish state leads the world in per-capita turkey consumption.

Nicholas Nehamas
Nov. 27 2019 12:01AM

How Psalm 107 and Maimonides inspired the pilgrims.

Moshe Sokolow
Nov. 22 2017 12:01AM

It’s what the Puritans did.

Ed Simon
Nov. 23 2016 12:01AM

“We pray sincerely for America and the ideals of democracy and freedom that are here enshrined.”

Joseph Lookstein
Nov. 25 2015 12:01AM

In 1940, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York, like many synagogues, held a special service for Thanksgiving. It included traditional Hebrew prayers, the singing of. . .

Joseph Lookstein
Nov. 26 2014 12:01AM

The lexical fusion of “Thanksgiving” and “Hanukkah” might be artificial, but the invention of portmanteau words is an old American tradition.

Dec. 3 2013 12:00AM

Twice during the American Revolutionary War, Jews combined stories of the Maccabees’ defeat of the Greeks with thanks for their nascent country’s victories against the British.

Eric Schulmiller
Nov. 27 2013 12:00AM

For many American Jews, observance of Thanksgiving is more than merely permissible; it has evolved into something quasi-sacred. (2012)

Allan Nadler
Nov. 27 2013 12:00AM

On Thanksgiving 1789, Rabbi Gershom Mendes Seixas called upon Jews to thank God for the gift of life in a country “where no exception is. . .

Nov. 26 2013 12:00AM