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Thanksgivukkah

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Molly Livingstone on Thanksgivukkah – Thanksgiving and Chanukkah (video). One last Thanksgivvukah video…  Molly Livingstone qualifies for her own post, as she is funny…



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Boston Declares Nov. 28 as ‘Thanksgivukkah’

Monday, November 25th, 2013

It now is official. This year’s rare coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will be known as “Thanksgivukkah” where the Boston Tea Party took place, retiring Mayor Thomas Menino  declared.

The proclamation notes the special “diversity of all its citizens” and the values embodied by both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, including “unity, hope and gratitude.”

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah last fell on the same day in the late 19th century and after a couple of more concurrent holidays the next 100 years or so, they are not expected to converge again for more than 75,000 years.

That means most of us will not have to suffer the “Thanksgivukkah” shtick again in our lives.

JNS contributed to this report. 

 

 

 

Latest Thanksgivukkah Shtick: Turkey-Filled Doughnuts

Monday, November 11th, 2013

This year’s coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah is one of those events that no one outside of the United States feels he is lacking, and the latest gimmick of turkey and cranberry-filled doughnuts raises the question of how many American Jews are so thrilled about it.

Since 1888, 1899 and 1918, the two holidays never have occurred at the same time until this year, and after that, it won’t happen again until 2070 and 2165.

Because of quirks in the system of calculating the calendars, the two holidays will not occur until the year 79811, give or take a day.

New York’s Zucker’s Bakery probably won’t be around then, and it is questionable whether Thanksgiving will still be in existence, so the bakery this year is outdoing Baskin-Robbins’ weirdo flavors and has come up with all sorts of doughnuts for those who religiously observe the customs of eating turkey on Thanksgiving and doughnuts on Hanukkah.

Zucker’s, based in Manhattan, has four twin-holiday menu items, take them or leave them.

First, there are spiced pumpkin doughnuts, complete with turkey and gravy filling.

If that doesn’t suit your fancy, try the same doughnuts with turkey and cranberry filling for a more Thanksgiving-style taste.

Two more options are spiced pumpkin doughnuts with cranberry sauce filling and sweet potato doughnuts with toasted marshmallow cream filling.

Coming up with the delicacies was “fun” event for the bakery’s co-owner and baker Melissa Feit, whose company is selling the Thanksgivukkah doughnuts for the fun price of  $3.50 to $5 a piece, meaning the bakery does not pay you to eat them but you have to pay the bakery.

Now, what would happen if Thanksgiving coincided with Passover?

Unleavened doughnuts with horseradish anyone?

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/latest-thanksgivukkah-shtick-turkey-filled-doughnuts/2013/11/11/

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