In 2013, the first day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving for the first time time in history, and the last time for another 70,000 years. No, that is not a typo. This historic confluence between the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the Jewish-American experience and give thanks for the ways religious freedom makes America great for all of us.
This blog, and its associated Facebook and Twitter feeds, are the creations of Dana Gitell and Deborah Gitell, two sisters-in-law with a common affection for Judaism, America, and pop culture. Together with illustrator Kim DeMarco, we developed a line of Thanksgivukkah t-shirts, holiday cards and posters, available exclusively at ModernTribe.com. Ten percent of sales go to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.