With Thanksgiving coming up, we got to thinking about whether Jews should be celebrating this secular holiday. The answer — we basically do, everyday!
Think about it… from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep, it’s thank you, thank you, thank you. Our morning prayers thank God for everything from standing to having the strength to wake up. At each meal, we thank God for having food, and then again after the meal, for having had food. When it’s all said and done (assuming you’ve said and done it all), the proposed Jewish day includes more than 100 “thank you’s”.
So, this Thanksgiving, know that the only thing that really differentiates this day from all other days is somewhere in the ballpark of 4,000 calories.