In a rare convergence of the calendar, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, fall on the same date this year: November 28. The reason for the fuss: It is a holiday mashup that has happened only once before, in 1888, according to those who track the Jewish calendar. And it is one that isn’t set to happen again for potentially another 70,000-plus years.
It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah!
An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions.
There’s the number crunching: The last time it happened was 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln, and the next time may have Jews lighting their candles from spaceships 79,043 years from now, by one calculation.
Commentary by: Gordon King
Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is worthy of praise and worship. Let us praise him and give him thanks for all that he has done, is doing and will do for us in the future.
God we praise you for your unwavering love for us, your unconditional support, guidance, wisdom and mercy upon us!
You are worthy of our praise. We give all of the glory to you oh Lord! For you are the giver and taker of life. You are the provider and the keeper of all things. We are not worthy of your blessings, yet you continue to bless us and forgive us of our sins and wicked ways oh Lord.
I pray that you keep us on the path of righteousness. Keep us from the evil one and turn us away from sin. Hold us close and never let us leave your side. For you are the way, the truth and the life. You are living water for our thirsty souls. Only you can keep us pure and holy. We thank you for these things. Amen
God is life, energy and light. Without him the Universe would fail to exist. Nothing in the Universe would hold together. God keeps all things together and alive. He is the life.
I pray for God to Bless all of you reading this post, to soften your hearts and open your eyes to the truth. For God to pour out his wisdom and guidance upon your life. Amen