web analytics
April 19, 2015 / 30 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Giant Dreidel Featured At Thanksgiving Parade

Thanksgiving parade dreidel

Thanksgiving parade dreidel

As they do every year, crowds packed the streets of midtown Manhattan on Thanksgiving for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This year’s parade, the 87th annual extravaganza of marching bands, floats, and giant balloons, featured something really unique and different: a balloon/float of a large blue dreidel.

With Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukah coinciding this year, several Jewish spectators voiced their appreciation and approval.

“Chanukah is the original holiday of thanksgiving,” said Jennifer Blum. “So the fact that Thanksgiving and Chanukah come out at the same time this year and that the parade recognized this very unusual occurrence is really great.”

“I read somewhere that this will not happen again for a very long time,” a 12 year old who gave her name as Alizah told The Jewish Press. “So I’m happy to be here and see the dreidel in the parade.”

According to the Chabad.org date converter, the next time Thanksgiving and Chanukah will coincide in any way will be on the eve of Chanukah in the year 2070.

About the Author: Naomi Klass Mauer is associate publisher of The Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Giant Dreidel Featured At Thanksgiving Parade”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
U.S. President Barack Obama
Obama’s Creativity: Signing Bonus Substituting for Sanctions Lifting
Latest Sections Stories
Lewis-041715-Jewish-Soldiers

During the Second World War, a million and a half Jewish soldiers fought in the Allied armies, the Partisan units in Eastern Europe, and the anti-fascist underground movements in Western Europe and North Africa. These Jewish fighters won over 200,000 medals and citations. The Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II in Latrun, […]

Jerusalem Heights Penthouse

The 2-day real estate event will take place in Brooklyn on April 26 and 27.

Schonfeld-logo1

She wasn’t paying attention to what the child did when the mother was not in the room. Rather, her main focus was on what the child did when the mother returned.

The Mets at least have hope for the future with some good young pitchers.

French thinkers of the Enlightenment were generally not pro-Semitic, to say the least.

My Jewish star was battered, indeed it was a wreck
But I picked it up anyway and put it around my neck
To know that hatred mangled it was surely very painful
But just the same to me it is still very beautiful.

A compulsion is a repetitive action. But what underlies the compulsion is an obsession or fear.

When any student in the building is in danger of failing, the equivalent of tornado warning sirens should wail around the school.

It goes without saying that when it comes to your kids, safety is always your number one priority.

After the last of Austria’s Jews were murdered, Albert confiscated whatever Jewish property remained.

How can you expect people who go through such gehenom to even know how to give warmth and love?

More Articles from Naomi Klass Mauer
Mauer-040315-Reb-Jungreis-1

“The idea of bringing people back to Yiddishkeit was inside me from my childhood days.”

Kalman Samuels

Shalva founders, the Samuels understood that special-needs children and their families needed more

Dr. Faier passed away in 2009, leaving two manuscripts. The first, A Day is a Thousand Years: Human Destiny and the Jewish People, was published posthumously in 2012.

You children will build the country and you will help restore Israel to her former glory.

Presented by the Destiny Foundation and the Young Israel of Flatbush.

“What we are seeing here in New York today is not an artistic expression that challenges the limits of morality, but a moral deformity that challenges the limits of the art.

We started The Jewish Press. Arnie was an integral part of the paper.

Home is Milwaukee where their congregation, Beth Jehudah, and community always await their return.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/feautures-on-jewish-world/giant-dreidel-featured-at-thanksgiving-parade/2013/12/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: