A very Israeli Thanksgiving
Now that the skies are quiet from rocket fire, we American-Israelis are back to preparing our cranberries and yams, talking to our kids about this most American of holidays, and contemplating what we are thankful for.
Every November, as I begin assembling ingredients and begin preparing our Thanksgiving dinner, I can count on one of my kids to ask me what in the world I am doing and why I am doing it. This year it was my 8-year-old daughter, who was born and raised in Israel, but also carries an American passport, who asked the question.
I immediately launched into the traditional tale of Pilgrims, Indians and...