Thanksgiving - every day! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Scotty
    • 02.03.12 | 06:35 (IST)

    With all due respect, may I point out that one of the main tenets of Judaism is gratitude - DAILY gratitude - for all our myriad blessings, not least among them this glorious country? As a Lakewood resident and amateur historian specializing in the Jewish experience throughout American history, I honestly say that I thank G-d on a weekly, if not daily, basis for the shelter and freedoms of this great country. I - and, may I be so bold, my fellow Lakewood residents - do not feel the need to limit our gratitude to one day of reflection over turkey and cranberries. Whilst I agree that infringing on the Thanksgiving celebrations of hardworking bus drivers is in bad taste, I would respectfully like to disagree with the assumption that Thanksgiving (the holiday) must be observed in order to express thanksgiving (the emotion).

    from the article: How U.S. yeshivas got it wrong on Thanksgiving
    First published 07:44 30.11.11 | Last updated 07:44 30.11.11
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