Why Is This Thanksgiving Different From All Others?

Publication Date: November 2001

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Community Relations; Assimilation; Ritual; Values

Type: Other


Post 9/11, the author reflects on how to bring the Jewish practice of assigning particular traditional texts to be read on specific holidays into the celebration of an American Thanksgiving, in order to make its observance meaningful while respecting both the spirit of the holiday and the suffering and oppression of its historical origins.