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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:03 pm
Posted by Rabbi Simcha Weinstein

Maybe I'm just a "fundamentalist" rabbi who's lost his sense of fun, but when it comes to giving thanks, I don't "get" it.

We don't celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in my native country of England, and can you blame us? Imagine gathering around plates of mushy peas to express your gratitude for another year of record rainfall.

Being new (ish) around here, I looked up the history of Thanksgiving and
now I'm more confused than ever. Those Pilgrims and their native neighbors
first gathered around the table in 1565, in the month of September. Now
that makes sense: celebrating a harvest festival during harvest time.
(That's what they still do up in Canada, by the way; their Thanksgiving
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